Originally a small settlement on the northern edges of what we now know as Southport. Crossens has never been independent admistratively but has a unique history all its own. Being on the banks of the Ribble Estuary created much richer farmlands than the rest of the parish. Dating back to midieval times it has been known as a farming community with monastic links, but in the 1800's as Southport became a resort and residential town, Crossens became the place where the poorer paid workers lived that couldn't afford nicer housing closer to town.
In 1875, Southport incorporated Crossens to gain access to the Ribble Estuary to have a ways and means of dumping the high volume of sewage that was created as Southport grew.
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