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HOOTON

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"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]

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  • 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.

For the period after 1950, see Ellesmere Port.

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Churches

  • Eastham: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Hooton.
  • Hooton: St. Paul (Church of England). The district church for Hooton from 1862.
  • Hooton: St. Mary (Roman Catholic). Founded in the 18th century at Hooton Hall.
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Civil Registration

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

  • Wirral (1828-1933)
  • Chester Castle (1933-1950)
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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Lost parts to Childer Thornton (93 acres, pop. 142 in 1931) and Eastham (638 acres, pop. 104 in 1931)
  • 1950 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Ellesmere Port (462 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)

You can see the administrative areas in which HOOTON has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

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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Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Ellesmere Port Urban District (1933-50)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Wirral
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Voting Registers

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