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"STANNEY (GREAT), a township in the parish of STOKE, higher division of the hundred of WIRRAL, county palatine of CHESTER, 6¾ miles (N.) from Chester, containing 18 inhabitants. The Chester canal passes through this township, A court leet is occasionally held. Excellent marl, composed of alluvial matter, abounds here, and large trees have been dug up in the meadows." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Great Stanney was a township in Stoak ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 4173), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1950 to become part of Ellesmere Port.
  • It included the hamlets of Stanney Grange and Wolverham.
  • The population of Great Stanney was 12 in 1801, 56 in 1851, and 58 in 1901.

For the period after 1950, see Ellesmere Port.


  • Stoak: St. Lawrence (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Great Stanney.
  • Ellesmere Port: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for Great Stanney from 1967.
  • Wolverham, Methodist Chapel. Founded in 1954, closed in 1962.

See also Stanlow.


Civil Registration

  • Great Boughton (1837-69)
  • Chester (1870-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-50)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1950)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1911 April 1 — Gained the whole of Stanlow (pop. 31 in 1911)
  • 1950 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Ellesmere Port (1251 acres, pop. 644 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Chester Rural District (1894-1910)
  • Ellesmere Port & Whitby Urban District (1910-33)
  • Ellesmere Port Urban District (1933-50)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Great Boughton (1837-71)
  • Chester (1871-1930)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1915)
  • Wirral (1918-50)