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 within a small, enclosed 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.

The small place with a BIG history!

Chapter House

Download this booklet for a history of St Mary’s Church.

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