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"EASTHAM, a parish in the higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Eastham, Hooton, Nether Pool, Over Pool, Great Sutton, Little Sutton, Thornton-Childer, and a part of that of Whitby, and containing 1430 inhabitants, of which number, 368 are in the township of Eastham, 5 miles (E. N. E.) from Great Neston. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £12. 13., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. About a mile from the village is a ferry on the Mersey, called Eastham ferry; and at the ferry-house is usually held the yearly meeting of the Wirrall Agricultural Society. There are two or three small bequests for the education of poor children." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Eastham was a township in Eastham ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3580), 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 Carlett Park and Plymyard.
  • The population was 348 in 1801, 419 in 1851, 913 in 1901, and 5598 in 1951.


  • Eastham Churchyard, Eastham Village Road. Maintained jointly by the local authority and St. Mary's Church.
  • Plymyard Cemetery, Bride Road. Opened 1930.


  • Eastham: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Eastham.
  • Eastham, United Reformed Church, Crossthwaite Avenue. Founded in 1943.

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Civil Registration

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

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828+)

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Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Bebington Urban District (1933-37)
  • Bebington Municipal Borough (1937-1974)
  • Wirral [Merseyside] (1974+)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1948)
  • Bebington (1948-74)