Open a form to report problems or contribute information

 
1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted

Help and advice for TRANMERE

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it.

We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.

TRANMERE

  • Tranmere was a township and chapelry in Bebington ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3287), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1898 to become part of Birkenhead.
  • It includes the hamlets of Clifton Park, Devonshire Park, Lower Tranmere, Mersey Park and Victoria Park
  • The population was 353 in 1801, 6519 in 1851, and 37709 in 1901.

For the period after 1898, see Birkenhead.

Churches

  • Bebington: St. Andrew (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Tranmere.
  • Tranmere: St. Catherine (Church of England). Built in 1831 as a chapel to Bebington: St. Andrew, which became the district church for the township of Tranmere in 1842
  • Tranmere: St. Paul (Church of England). A district church for part of Tranmere from 1858.
  • Claughton: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for part of Tramere from 1876.
  • Lower Tranmere: St. Luke (Church of England). A district church for part of Tranmere from 1883. Closed in 1971.
  • Prenton: St. Stephen (Church of England). The district church for part of Tranmere from 1902.
  • Claughton: St. Michael & All Angels (Church of England). A district church for part of Tranmere from 1912.
  • Tranmere, Baptist Union Chapel, Whetstone Lane.
  • Higher Tranmere, Methodist (Wesley) Chapel. Founded in 1844 in Walker Street. Moved 1862 in Church Road, rebuilt in 1966. Records of baptisms 1855-1953 and marriages 1936-41 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Lower Tranmere, Methodist (Freehold) Chapel, Old Chester Road. Founded in 1867, closed in 1954. Registers of baptisms 1857-1953 and marriages 1905-1944 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Tranmere, Mount Tabor Chapel, Holt Road. Built in 1872, closed in 1965. Registers 1928-1961 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Tranmere, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, North Road. Built in 1900.
  • Tranmere, Presbyterian Church, Willmer Road.
  • Tranmere, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Old Chester Road. Built in 1901.

See also Birkenhead.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Tranmere 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 (1837-61)
  • Birkenhead (1861-98)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1877)
  • Birkenhead (Borough) (1877-98)

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Tranmere which are provided by:

Historical Geography

  • 1898 March 31 — Abolished and incorporated into Birkenhead (pop. 37709 in 1901)
You can see the administrative areas in which Tranmere 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 Tranmere to another place.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ319875 (Lat/Lon: 53.379933, -3.025233), Tranmere which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Birkenhead Rural Sanitary District (1875-77)
  • Birkenhead Municipal Borough (1877-89)
  • Birkenhead County Borough (1889-98)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wirral (1836-1861)
  • Birkenhead (1861-98)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-59)
  • Birkenhead (1859-98)