- Ince Blundell
infobox UK place
official_name= Ince Blundell
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= Knowsley North and Sefton East
Ince Blundell is a village in the borough of Sefton,
Merseyside, England. It is situated to the north of Liverpoolon the A565 roadand to the east of the village of Hightown. There are two associated hamletsof Lady Green and Carr Houses.
Ince Blundell is probably the oldest settlement within the borough of Sefton.citeweb|url=http://www.inceblundellvillage.co.uk/|title=Introduction|work=inceblundellvillage.co.uk|accessdate=15 November|accessyear=2007]
The name Ince comes from "Hinne" a Celtic word meaning "island in the marsh". ] This name bears evidence to Ince lying on a sandy ridge in the Alt valley, a place that in the past had been marshland.
14th century, John Blundell, whose family were the predominant landowners in the area, added his surname to Ince. This was to distinguish it from the Incein Cheshireand Ince-in-Makerfieldnear Wigan.citeweb|url=http://www.ibhnursinghome.com/File/ince_blundell_hall.php|title=History|work=Blundell Hall Nursing Home|accessdate=15 November|accessyear=2007]
Built from 1720,
Ince Blundell Hallwas the home of the Blundells of Ince, who became the Weld-Blundells until 1959. It is now a nursing homerun by the Canonesses of Saint Augustine.
pubsare called the Weld Blundell and the Red Squirrel - named after the red squirrelreserve in the nearby town of Formby. There is a social club located at the Village Hall.
In 2006 and 2007, Ince Blundell entered the North West In Bloom competition, part of the Royal Horticultural Society's
Britain in Bloomcampaign. [citeweb|url=http://www.inceblundellvillage.co.uk/Village%20in%20Bloom.htm|title=Village In Bloom|work=inceblundellvillage.co.uk|accessdate=15 November|accessyear=2007]
Ince Blundell Hall is noted for the collection of
marble statuesfrom Ancient Romeand Ancient Greece. They were collected by the Blundell family over generations and housed in the purpose built Garden Temple, a scaled-down version of the Pantheon. The sculptures are now located in Liverpool Museumand the city's Walker Art Gallery, ] including two from Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli.
Ince, in the borough of Ellesmere Port and Neston, Cheshire
Ince-in-Makerfield, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester
* [http://www.inceblundellvillage.co.uk Ince Blundell Village website]
* [http://www.ibhnursinghome.com Ince Blundell Hall]
* [http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.cgi?client=public&X=332000.196177827&Y=403500.751035937&scale=10000&width=700&height=400&gride=332078.196177827&gridn=403569.751035937&lang=&db=freegaz&coordsys=gb MultiMap Aerial Photograph]
* [http://www.hughhudson.net regarding the celebrated Ince Hall Virgin and Child]
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