"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]
- 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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- 1933 April 1 — Gained part of Brimstage (72 acres, pop. 5 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Barnston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ280833 (Lat/Lon: 53.341678, -3.082865), Barnston which are provided by:
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- Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
- Wirral Urban District (1933-74)
- Wirral Metropolitan Borough [Merseyside] (1974+)