In 1907, the authors William Farrer and J. Brownbill gave us the following description of Childwall:
The township of Childwall, containing 831 acres, is principally situated on the slope of a low hill, the highest point of which is 223 ft. above sea-level, commanding an extensive panorama of a wide, flat plain lying to the east. The district has an agreeable park-like appearance, with plantations and pastures, diversified with cultivated fields, where crops of corn, turnips, and potatoes are raised. There are but few dwellings, besides the hall and the houses which cluster about the church. Jeremiah Markland, a celebrated classical scholar, was born here in 1693, son of the vicar of Childwall.