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  • West Kirby was a township in West Kirby ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2186), which 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.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hoylake 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 (1837-94)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-94)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ217890 (Lat/Lon: 53.391998, -3.178911), Hoylake which are provided by:

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)