Kirkby Timeline - Part 1

  • 870 A.D. Traditional date of first settlement and simple chapel.

  • 1086 Domesday Survey - Kirkby cited as 'Cherchebi'.

    Kirkby, part of the 'West Derby Hundred' - population around 70.

  • 11-16th C. Little change to the rural farming community but frequent changes of land ownership.

  • 1596 The Molyneux family complete the purchase of the entire Kirkby manor lands.