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"GRANGE, a township in the parish of WEST KIRBY, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 8½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Great Neston, containing 125 inhabitants. A school is supported by annual subscriptions amounting to about £30." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Grange was a township in West Kirby ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2387), 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 Caldy Grange and Newton Carr.
  • The population was 10 in 1801, 105 in 1851, 299 in 1901, and 7657 in 1951.



Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1974)
  • Birkenhead (1974-98)
  • Wirral (1998+)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828+)

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (wholly, 1875-91; partly, 1891-94)
  • West Kirby & Hoylake Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1891-94) *
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Hoylake Urban District (1933-1974)
  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough [Merseyside] (1974+)

* The part in West Kirby & Hoylake Urban Sanitary District (1891-94) became part of the civil parish of Hoylake cum West Kirby in 1894.


Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1974)