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  • Woodchurch was a township in Woodchurch ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2787), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1933 to become part of Birkenhead.
  • The population was 52 in 1801, 96 in 1851, and 140 in 1901.

For the period after 1933, see Birkenhead.


  • Woodchurch: Holy Cross (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Woodchurch.
  • Woodchurch, St. Michael & All Angels (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1952.
  • Woodchurch, Methodist Chapel. Founded in 1957, Built in 1963.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Woodchurch 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 incorporated into Birkenhead (339 acres, pop. 113 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Woodchurch 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 SJ280870 (Lat/Lon: 53.374921, -3.083737), Woodchurch 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)