Billinge Chapel End is a civil parish located in Mereyside England. 280km Northwest of London, Billinge Chapel End boasts a small, tight community and a variety of interesting buildings and landmarks.
With an approximate population of 6, 554 people, Billinge Hill is a small, quaint village. This does not mean there are not a few interesting facts about the village and its inhabitants.
Being in England, Billinge Chapel End sees its share of cold weather. The coast, being close to Billinge, brings a fair amount of sea breeze and chill to the village. At it’s coldest, Billinge Chapel End can get down to -2 degrees Celsius (28.4 degrees Fahrenheit). A standard day would see Billinge Chapel End at around 8 degrees Celsius (46.4 degrees Fahrenheit). So, it is fair to say this civil parish is for those who like colder weather.
However, it is not always full of harsh sea breeze. In the warmer months, Billinge Chapel End can average around 18 degrees Celsius (64.4 degrees Fahrenheit).
Though it does have a small population, Billinge Chapel End has been the home of a fair few famous or renowned people.
Two famous footballers have come from Billinge. Colin Greenall, who was born in Billinge, has played for a variety of football clubs including Oxford United, Chester City, Lincoln City and Wigan Athletic. Midfielder Leon Osman, also from Billinge, played for clubs such as Carlisle United and Derby Country before going on to play in the England National Team.
Another famous Billinge resident is actress Carley Anne Stenson, best known for her appearances on ‘Hollyoaks’. She has also performed in the theatre in productions of Shrek, Legally Blonde, and Spamalot.
Some tragic events have also occurred in Billinge to its inhabitants. Helen McCourt disappeared in 1988 after coming home from work, and her body has never been found. The village remembers her fondly, putting up a memorial marble bench in her honor in 2008, and holding a mass for McCourt in 2013.
Billinge Chapel End has many beautiful surrounding walks and countrysides. Billinge Hill is actually the highest point in St Helens, Mereyside. The beacon on this hill is also a popular attraction and has a long history of the village.
From the views on Billinge Hill, one can see to Liverpool Bay. More impressively, the beautiful mountains of Snowdonia are also visible from certain points.
Billinge Chapel End is a beautiful and cozy village in England. Filled with historical landmarks, gorgeous views, and an interesting past, it is a place to seriously consider visiting. It’s neighbor, Billinge Higher End, is similarly interesting. The two were divided in 1837, yet another interesting fact.