Located in the North West corner of Wirral, the ‘old village’ area of West Kirby was the centre of a large medieval hamlet and includes many of the oldest buildings. Evidence has been found of a possible settlement at the site as early as the Bronze Age, as well as a later Viking community.

Up until the 19th century West Kirby remained a rural township, sustained by small scale agriculture and supplemented by fishing. Today the character of the area comes from its historic buildings, red sandstone walls, woodland areas, unmade paths and lanes, and by the open aspect of remnant fields.

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