"MEOLSE (GREAT), a township in the parish of WEST-KIRBY, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 10¼ miles (N. N.W.) from Great Neston, containing 159 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Great Meols (or Great Meolse) was a township in West Kirby ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2390), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- The civil parish was abolished in 1894 to become part of Hoylake cum West Kirby.
- It includes the hamlets of Farnalls Green and Sandhey.
- The population was 140 in 1801, 170 in 1851, and 821 in 1901.
For the period after 1894, see Hoylake cum West Kirby.
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- 1894 — Abolished and incorporated into Hoylake cum West Kirby (pop. 821 in 1901)
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ230900 (Lat/Lon: 53.401184, -3.159581), Great Meols which are provided by:
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- Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-91)
- West Kirby & Hoylake Urban Sanitary District (1891-94)