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LEDSHAM

  • Ledsham was a township in Neston ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3574), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Badger's Rake (part) and Two Mills (part).
  • The population was 56 in 1801, 94 in 1851, 82 in 1901, 116 in 1951, and 88 in 2001.

Churches

  • Neston: St. Mary & St. Helen (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Ledsham.
  • Capenhurst: Holy Trinity (Church of England). The district church for Ledsham from 1859.
  • Ledsham, Welsh Presbyterian Chapel (formerly Calvinistic Methodist).

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Ledsham 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 (1837-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1933)
  • Chester Castle (1933-74)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Ledsham which are provided by:

Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Gained parts of Little Sutton (6 acres, pop. 0 in 1931) and Willaston (60 acres, pop. 34 in 1931)
  • 2015 April 1 — Gained part of the unparished area of Ellesmere Port.
You can see the administrative areas in which Ledsham 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 Ledsham to another place.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ357745 (Lat/Lon: 53.263571, -2.965475), Ledsham which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Chester Rural District (1933-74)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1948)
  • Chester (1949-74)