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"NESS, a township in the garish of GREAT-NESTON, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 1¼ miles (S. S. E.) from Great Neston, containing 394 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Ness was a township in Neston ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3076), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1974 it became an unparished area, and in 2009 it was abolished to become part of the civil parish of Neston.
  • It included the hamlets of Denhall and Nessholt.
  • The population was 347 in 1801, 454 in 1851, 355 in 1901, and 596 in 1951.

For the period after 2009, see Neston.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Ness 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)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1974)
  • Ellesmere Port (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-09)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 2009 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Neston.
You can see the administrative areas in which Ness 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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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ302760 (Lat/Lon: 53.276356, -3.048248), Ness which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Neston Urban District (1933-74)
  • Ellesmere Port (1974-76)
  • Ellesmere Port & Neston (1976-2009)

Voting Registers

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