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ELLESMERE PORT

  • Ellesmere Port was a civil parish (SJ 3974) created in 1911 by uniting Netherpool, Overpool and Whitby.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area.
  • The population was 32653 in 1951 and 62,664 in 2001.

For the period before 1911 see Netherpool, Overpool and Whitby.

Cemeteries

  • Overpool Cemetery, Rossman Road East. Opened 1913.

Churches

  • Eastham: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the townships of Netherpool and Overpool, and the greater part (963 acres, pop. 920 in 1871) of the township of Whitby.
  • Stoak: St. Lawrence (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (269 acres, pop. 164 in 1871) of the township of Whitby.
  • Ellesmere Port: Christ Church (Church of England). Built in 1844 as a chapel to Eastham: St. Mary, becoming the district church for Netherpool, Overpool, and part of Whitby in 1871.
  • Whitby: St. Thomas & All Saints (Church of England). Built in 1909 as a chapel to Ellesmere Port: Christ Church. Closed in 1996.
  • Whitby: St. Francis (Church of England). Founded in 1937 as a chapel to Ellesmere Port: Christ Church. Whitby, St. Thomas, becoming a district church in 1996.
  • Stanney Grange: St. Andrew (Church of England). Built in 1971 as a chapel to Christ Church, run jointly with the Methodist Church until 1974.
  • Ellesmere Port: Our Lady Star of the Sea (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1909.
  • Ellesmere Port: St. Bernard of Clairvaux (Roman Catholic).
  • Ellesmere Port, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1872 in Upper Mersey Street. Rebuilt in 1900 in Queen Street. Closed in 1968. Registers of marriages 1909-1960 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Whitby, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1873, rebuilt in 1968. Registers 1873-1932 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Ellesmere Port, Methodist (Pooltown) Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1901 in Rivacre Road, rebuilt in 1955 in Rossmore Road West. Registers of baptisms 1932-47 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Ellesmere Port, Methodist (Trinity) Chapel. Built in 1906 in King Street, rebuilt in 1914 in Whitby Road. Registers of baptisms 1907-1947 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Ellesmere Port, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Heathfield Road. Built in 1909, closed in 1963. Registers of baptisms 1909-37 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Ellesmere Port, Westminster Methodist Chapel. Founded in 1967.
  • Ellesmere Port, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Chester Road. Founded in 1926.
  • Ellesmere Port, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Grace Road. Built in 1927, closed in 1983. Records of baptisms 1952-1981, marriages 1952-1981 and burials 1951-1984 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

For churches in the areas added in 1950, see Childer Thornton, Great Stanney, Great Sutton, Hooton, Ince and Little Sutton.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Ellesmere Port 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 (1911-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Chester Castle (1911-74)
  • Ellesmere Port (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1911 April 1— Created from the whole of Netherpool (pop. 15 in 1911), Overpool (pop. 93 in 1911) and Whitby (pop. 10145 in 1911)
  • 1950 April 1 — Gained the whole of Childer Thornton (884 acres, pop. 949 in 1931), Great Stanney (1251 acres, pop. 644 in 1931), Great Sutton (1151 acres, pop. 662 in 1931), Hooton (462 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), Ince (2042 acres, pop. 277 in 1931) and Little Sutton (1156 acres, pop. 2258 in 1931)
  • 1963 April 1 — Gained part of Little Stanney (under 1 hectare, pop. 0 in 1961), and lost part to Little Stanney (under 1 hectare, pop. 0 in 1961)
  • 1967 April 1 — Gained part of Little Stanney (135 hectares, pop. 36 in 1961)
  • 1987 April 1 — Lost part to Ince (145 hectares, pop. 224 in 1987)
  • 2015 April 1 — Lost part to Ledsham.
You can see the administrative areas in which Ellesmere Port has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ404769 (Lat/Lon: 53.285692, -2.895471), Ellesmere Port which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Ellesmere Port & Whitby Urban District (1911-33)
  • Ellesmere Port Urban District (1933-55)
  • Ellesmere Port Municipal Borough (1955-74)
  • Ellesmere Port (1974-76)
  • Ellesmere Port & Neston (1976-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wirral (1911-30)

Voting Registers

  • Wirral (1911-70)
  • Bebington & Ellesmere Port (1971-74)