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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Great Crosby within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Crosby.-- or Great Crosby, coast town and township with ry. sta. (Croaby), Sefton par., SW. Lancashire, 6½ miles NW. of Liverpool and 208 miles NW. of London -- township, 2168 ac. and 1700 foreshore, pop. 9373; town, pop. 5033; P.O., T.O., called Great C. C., situated near C. Point, at the mouth of the Mersey, is a bathing-place. In vicinity is C. Hall, seat of the Blundell family, who have held the manor for upwards of seven centuries. C. Channel, between Jordan Bank and Great Burba Bank, is 7 miles long, and forms the chief entrance to the Mersey. N. of C. Point is a lighthouse, with fixed light (Crosby) 95 ft. above high-water and seen 12 m., and in C. Channel is a light-vessel, with fixed light (Crosby) seen 8 miles.