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"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.


    • Eastham: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Childer Thornton.
    • Hooton: St. Paul (Church of England). The district church for Childer Thornton from 1862.


    Civil Registration

    • Wirral (1837-1937)
    • West Cheshire (1937-50)

    Court Records

    • Wirral (1828-1933)
    • Chester Castle (1933-1950)

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    Historical Geography

    • 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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    Politics and Government

    • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
    • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
    • Ellesmere Port Urban District (1933-50)

    Voting Registers

    • South Cheshire (1832-67)
    • West Cheshire (1868-85)
    • Wirral (1885-1950)