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Great Meols

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"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]

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  • 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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Churches

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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-94)
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Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-94)
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Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

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Politics & Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-91)
  • West Kirby & Hoylake Urban Sanitary District (1891-94)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Wirral (1836-94)
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-94)