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  • Upton by Birkenhead was a township and parish in Wirral hundred (SJ 2688), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1933 to become parts of Birkenhead and Wallasey.
  • Included the hamlet of Overchurch.
  • The population was 141 in 1801, 227 in 1851, and 788 in 1901.

For the period after 1933, see Birkenhead and Wallasey.


  • Upton: St. Mary, Overchurch (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Upton by Birkenhead.
  • Upton: St. Joseph (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1863.
  • Upton, Presbyterian Church, Ford Road. Built in 1898.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Upton 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 (1837-1933)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1933)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Birkenhead (856 acres, pop. 2547 in 1931) and Wallasey (87 acres, pop. 17 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Upton 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 SJ271886 (Lat/Lon: 53.389177, -3.097633), Upton which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1933)