"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]
- 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.
- 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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Places associated with Eastham ancient parish with separate pages
- Childer Thornton; Eastham; Ellesmere Port; Great Sutton; Hooton; Little Sutton
- Netherpool; Overpool; Sutton, Great; Sutton, Little; Thornton, Childer; Whitby
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- Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
- Bebington Urban District (1933-37)
- Bebington Municipal Borough (1937-1974)
- Wirral [Merseyside] (1974+)