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"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.

For the period after 1950, see Ellesmere Port.


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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-50)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1933)
  • Chester Castle (1933-50)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 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)

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Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Ellesmere Port Urban District (1933-50).

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1950)