"Thornton-Childer, a township in the parish of Eastham... 5 miles (E) from Great Neston, containing 361 inhabitants........." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848)]
- Childer Thornton was a township in Eastham ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3677), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- In 1950 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Ellesmere Port.
- It included the hamlet of Thornton Heath.
- The population was 112 in 1801, 319 in 1851, and 685 in 1901.
For the period after 1950, see Ellesmere Port.
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- 1933 April 1 — Gained parts of Eastham (28 acres, pop. 17 in 1931), Hooton (93 acres, pop. 142 in 1931) and Willaston (near Neston) (28 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), and lost part to Eastham (11 acres, pop. 2 in 1931)
- 1950 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Ellesmere Port (884 acres, pop. 949 in 1931)
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- Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
- Ellesmere Port Urban District (1933-50)