cemetery and Flaybrick
hills should be by each other's side with a road running either side - Boundary and Tollemache. Bidston Hill
has always been separate to Flaybrick
. Not quite sure where the name Flaybrick
comes from. The area, before being a cemetery and quarries, was partitioned into fields for farming. Flaybrick
may have been the name of a hamlet in that area. After the cemetery the area east of it - Bidston Ave (or Bailey Street then) was all known as the Flaybrick
Hill Estate. The cemetery was developed in the years running up to its opening in 1864.
Now I think about it I think Claughton Hall was the name of the local manor, owned at one point by William Jackson.
'The surface is dotted over with villas and other handsome suburban residences, amongst which is the Manor-House, lately called Claughton Hall, the seat of Mr. Jackson. Stretching down from this mansion, in a south-eastern direction, lies the fine public park of Birkenhead; and almost opposite the park entrance are the house and grounds of J. R. Pim, Esq., by whom a meeting-house for the Society of Friends has been erected on his own property.'
I think Claughton Hall was somewhere around Grosvenor Rd/Devonshire Place.