The small place with a BIG history!

The history of Birkenhead goes back beyond Victorian years. The oldest standing building on Merseyside, Birkenhead Priory encapsulates so much of the town’s history upon its site.

Founded in circa 1150, the monks of this Benedictine monastery looked after travellers for nearly 400 years and supervised the first regulated “Ferry ‘cross the Mersey” up to the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1538.


Chapter House

This booklet provides a history of St Mary’s Church.

We are grateful to Carly McEvoy for her research into the Graveslabs of the Priory Chapel.

This independent blog is another fascinating archive of information about St Mary’s Church.