Historically, a part of Lancashire, the name originates from the Anglo-Saxon roots for "The homestead of Maella", (or Malla). Lying close to Liverpool, the area was first settled by Maella's family in the 6th century. A 'Headless Cross' is located in the Parish Church.
Melling is a semi rural village located in Merseyside between Maghul and Kirkby. The Leeds Liverpool canal runs through the village. The village was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Melinge. More information on the history of Melling (Wikipedia)
As well as being rich in wildlife Melling also boasts a large portion of grade X agricultural land.
Out and about
Walking & Cycling
St Thomas Parish Church (C of E), Rock Lane
St Kentergen's RC Church, Chapel Lane off Waddicar Lane