"SUTTON (GREAT), a township in the parish of EASTHAM, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 7 miles (N.N.W.) from Chester, containing 182 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Great Sutton was a township in Eastham ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3775), 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 Backford Cross (part) and Sutton Green.
- The population was 153 in 1801, 203 in 1851, and 397 in 1901.
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- 1889 March 24 — Lost a detached part to Overpool (5 acres, pop. 0 in 1891)
- 1950 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Ellesmere Port (1151 acres, pop. 662 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Great Sutton 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 SJ376755 (Lat/Lon: 53.272797, -2.937164), Great Sutton which are provided by:
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- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- 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)
- Ellesmere Port Urban District (1933-50).