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Eastham

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"EASTHAM, a parish in the higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Eastham, Hooton, Nether Pool, Over Pool, Great Sutton, Little Sutton, Thornton-Childer, and a part of that of Whitby, and containing 1430 inhabitants, of which number, 368 are in the township of Eastham, 5 miles (E. N. E.) from Great Neston. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £12. 13., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. About a mile from the village is a ferry on the Mersey, called Eastham ferry; and at the ferry-house is usually held the yearly meeting of the Wirrall Agricultural Society. There are two or three small bequests for the education of poor children." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Eastham, also a township in Eastham ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3580), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Merseyside.
  • It includes the hamlets of Carlett Park and Plymyard.
  • The population was 348 in 1801, 419 in 1851, 913 in 1901, and 5598 in 1951.
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Cemeteries

  • Eastham Churchyard, Eastham Village Road. Maintained jointly by the local authority and St. Mary's Church.
  • Plymyard Cemetery, Bride Road. Opened 1930.
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Churches

  • Eastham: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Eastham.
  • Eastham, United Reformed Church, Crossthwaite Avenue. Founded in 1943.
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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

Places associated with Eastham ancient parish with separate pages

 

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

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Maps

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Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Bebington Urban District (1933-37)
  • Bebington Municipal Borough (1937-1974)
  • Wirral [Merseyside] (1974+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Wirral
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1948)
  • Bebington (1948-74)