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WEST KIRBY

"KIRBY (WEST), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Great and Little Caldey, Frankby, Grange, Greasby, Hoose, Great Meolse, Little Meolse, Newton with Larton, and West Kirby, and containing 1140 inhabitants, of which number, 172 are in the township of West Kirby, 7½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Great Neston. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £28. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The church, dedicated to St. Bridget, was rebuilt in 1786. A free grammar school was founded at Caldey-Grange, in 1636, by William Clegg, Esq., who endowed it with premises now producing from £30 to £40 a year, to which an annuity of £30 was added in 1677, by a Mr. Bennett, who also left £24 per annum to buy gowns for twenty-four poor persons, and an estate at Neston cum Larton, the annual proceeds of which, amounting to £200, are distributed among the poor on Good Friday. The parish lies at the entrance to the river Dee, which bounds it on the west, and on the north is the Irish sea. At Little Meolse are two hotels well frequented, and affording good accommodation for visitors during the bathing season." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • West Kirby, also a township in West Kirby ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2186), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1894 to become part of Hoylake cum West Kirby.
  • It included the hamlet of Darmonds Green.
  • The population of West Kirby was 148 in 1801, 435 in 1851, and 4542 in 1901.

For the period after 1894, see Hoylake cum West Kirby.

Churches

See Hoylake cum West Kirby.

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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-94)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-94)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Places associated with West Kirby ancient parish with separate pages

 

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Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-91)
  • West Kirby & Hoylake Urban Sanitary District (1891-94)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wirral (1836-94)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-94)