is an affluent suburb of Liverpool
and a Liverpool City Council Ward
. It is located to the south of the city, bordered by Gateacre
, Belle Vale
, Bowring Park
and Mossley Hill
"Four Radmans held Childwall as four Manors. There is half a hide. It was worth eight shillings. There was a priest, having half a carucate of land in frank almoign.
Childwall was known as Cileuuelle in the 1086 Domesday Book meaning 'A stream where youngsters meet' from the Old English words cild and wella.
Childwall was traditionally part of the West Derby Hundred. It was an urban district from the Local Government Act 1894 until it was annexed to Liverpool in 1913.
All Saints' Church, Childwall, is the oldest church in Liverpool and still has a lively and full congregation to this date. Traditionally, Childwall is sometimes regarded in Liverpool as having a large Jewish community, but since the 1980s this has been in gradual decline. Many now live in Gateacre and Allerton.
Childwall is dominated by the "Childwall Fiveways", a large roundabout that is one of the busiest in Liverpool. Housing is almost entirely detached or semi-detached; there are very few terraces within Childwall. The area's pleasant greenery in abundance and range of large houses makes it one of Liverpool's most sought-after suburbs.
Lime Pictures, formerly Mersey Television, is based in the area and produces Hollyoaks for Channel Four. Childwall was also the home of Brookside until 2003, and the BBC's Grange Hill between 2003 and 2008.
- Childwall Church of England Primary School
- Christ the King Roman Catholic Primary School
- King David Schools (encompassing a Nursery, Primary, High School and Sixth Form)
- Our Lady's Bishop Eton Roman Catholic Primary & Junior School
- Rudston Infant & Junior School
- St Paschal Baylon Roman Catholic Primary School
The nearest railway station is either Mossley Hill
. Historically there was also Childwall railway station
Regular bus services connect the district with Liverpool John Lennon Airport and the city centre, as well as surrounding districts.