"GAYTON, a township in the parish of HESWALL, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 3 miles (N. W. by N.) from Great Neston, containing 153 inhabitants. There is a ferry over the Dee into Flintshire, the æstuary at this place being nearly four miles broad." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Gayton was a township in Heswall ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2780), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Merseyside.
- It includes the hamlets of Dawstone and Oldfield.
- The population was 100 in 1801, 144 in 1851, 180 in 1901, and 832 in 1951.
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- 1933 April 1 — Gained part of Thornton Hough (1 acre, pop. 6 in 1931)
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- Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
- Wirral Urban District (1933-74)
- Wirral Metropolitan Borough [Merseyside] (1974+)