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"BROMBORROW, a parish (formerly a market town) partly in the lower, but chiefly in the upper, division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 5¼ miles (N. E.) from Great Neston, containing, with the township of Brimstage, 446 inhabitants. The living is a donative belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Chester, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £1200 royal bounty: the lord of the manor is impropriator of the great tithes. The church, dedicated to St. Barnabas, is a small edifice, with a low wooden tower containing some specimens of early Norman architecture. The learned editor of the Saxon Chronicle has enumerated this among the places which, from the similarity of name, may claim to be the scene of the decisive action fought at Brunanburgh, in 937, between the Saxons under Athelstan, and the Danes under Anlaf and Constantine, in which the latter were defeated, and pursued for two days with great slaughter. A monastery was founded at this place, then called Brimesburgh, by Ethelfleda, the celebrated Countess of Mercia, about 912, which was demolished previously to the Conquest, subsequently to which period the manor was given by Ranulph de Gernons, Earl of Chester, to the monks of the abbey of St. Werburgh, to whom Prince Edward, when Earl of Chester, granted a license to hold a market here weekly on Monday, and a fair annually on the eve, festival, and morrow of St. Barnabas; but these have long been discontinued. The courts belonging to the abbey were occasionally held in the manor-house, which was one of those directed by the charter of Earl Ranulph to be kept in a state of security and convenience for that purpose. The parish is bounded on the east by the river Mersey." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Bromborough, also a township in Bromborough ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3481), became a civil parish in 1866.

  • The civil parish was abolished in 1922 and incorporated into Bebington & Bromborough.
  • The population was 277 in 1801, 412 in 1851, and 1891 in 1901.

For the period after 1922, see Bebington & Bromborough.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Bromborough area or see them printed on a map.


Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1922)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1922)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Places associated with Bromborough ancient parish with separate pages


You can see the administrative areas in which BROMBOROUGH has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Politics and Government

  • Bromborough Local Board (1873-75)
  • Bromborough Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Bromborough Urban District (1894-1922)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wirral (1837-1922)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1918-22)