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  • Barnston was a township in Woodchurch ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2883), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Merseyside.
  • It includes the hamlets of Carnsdale and Whitby Common.
  • The population was 129 in 1801, 239 in 1851, 522 in 1901, and 832 in 1951.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Barnston area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1974)
  • Birkenhead (1974-98)
  • Wirral (1998+)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828+)

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Barnston which are provided by:

Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Gained part of Brimstage (72 acres, pop. 5 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Barnston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Barnston to another place.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ280833 (Lat/Lon: 53.341669, -3.082894), Barnston which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Wirral Urban District (1933-74)
  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough [Merseyside] (1974+)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1974)