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"BEBBINGTON, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Higher Bebbington, Lower Bebbington, Poulton with Spittle, Storeton, and Tranmore, and containing 1678 inhabitants, of which number, 216 are in the township of Higher Bebbington, 6½ miles (N. N. E.), and 316 in that of Lower Bebbington, 5¾ (N. E. by N.), from Great Neston. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £30. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Rev. S. Feilden and another. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is partly Norman, and partly in the early, decorated, and later styles of English architecture, with a tower surmounted by a spire: the nave is separated from the south aisle by a range of Norman arches, resting on massive cylindrical columns, and the chancel, with its lateral aisles, is of the later English style. Attached to the eastern end of the church is a room, used for a school, which was founded in 1655, and endowed by the parishioners with twenty acres of land, the rent of which, amounting to £25 per annum, is applied to the instruction of the poor children of Lower Bebbington. Strata of excellent freestone exist in this parish, which is of a much whiter quality than that found in any other part of the county. The navigable river Mersey runs along the northern border of the parish." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Lower Bebington was a township in Bebington ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3384), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1922 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Bebington & Bromborough.
  • It included the hamlets of New Ferry, Port Sunlight, Spittle Heath, Trafalgar, and part of Woodhey.
  • The population was 263 in 1801, 1492 in 1851, and 8398 in 1901.

For the period after 1922, see Bebington & Bromborough.


  • Bebington Cemetery, Town Lane. Opened 1868.


  • Bebington: St. Andrew (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Lower Bebington.
  • New Ferry: St. Mark the Evangelist (Church of England). New Chester Road. Founded in 1866 as a chapel to Bebington: St. Andrew, becoming a district church for part of Lower Bebington in 1888.
  • New Ferry, St. John the Evangelist (Roman Catholic), Bebington Road. Founded in 1902.
  • Lower Bebington, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Bromborough Road. Built in 1895, rebuilt in 1928.

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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1922)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1922)

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Politics and Government

  • Lower Bebington Local Board (1863-75)
  • Lower Bebington Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Lower Bebington Urban District (1894-1922)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wirral (1836-1922)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1922)