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Barnston

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"BARNSTON, a township in the parish of WOODCHURCH, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 4½ miles (N. by W.) from Great Neston, containing 93 inhabitants. The Grand Trunk canal here passes through a tunnel five hundred and fifty yards long." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Barnston was a township in Woodchurch ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2883), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Merseyside.
  • It includes the hamlets of Carnsdale and Whitby Common.
  • The population was 129 in 1801, 239 in 1851, 522 in 1901, and 832 in 1951.
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Churches

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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1974)
  • Birkenhead (1974-98)
  • Wirral (1998+)
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Court Records

  • Wirral (1828+)
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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Gained part of Brimstage (72 acres, pop. 5 in 1931)

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Maps

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Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Wirral Urban District (1933-74)
  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough [Merseyside] (1974+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Wirral
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1974)