"GREASBY, a township in the parish of WEST KIRBY, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 7½ miles (N. N. W.) from Great Neston, containing 235 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Greasby was a township in the ancient parishes of West Kirby and Thurstaston, Wirral hundred (SJ 2587), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Merseyside.
- The population was 123 in 1801, 177 in 1851, 290 in 1901, and 4367 in 1951.
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You can see the administrative areas in which Greasby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ253874 (Lat/Lon: 53.378149, -3.124379), Greasby which are provided by:
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- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
- Hoylake Urban District (1933-74)
- Wirral Metropolitan Borough [Merseyside] (1974+)