"HOOTON, a township in the parish of EASTHAM, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 9 miles (N. by W.) from Chester, containing 112 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Hooton was a township in Eastham ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3578), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- The civil parish was abolished in 1950 to become part of Ellesmere Port.
- It included the hamlet of Rivacre.
- The population was 91 in 1801, 110 in 1851, and 200 in 1901.
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ362785 (Lat/Lon: 53.299593, -2.958758), Hooton which are provided by:
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- Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
- Ellesmere Port Urban District (1933-50)