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See  West Kirby

  • Hoylake cum West Kirby is a civil parish (SJ 2188) created in 1894 by uniting part of Grange with the whole of Great Meols, Hoose, Little Meols and West Kirby.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Merseyside.
  • The population was 10911 in 1901, 17892 in 1951, and 35655 in 2001.


  • West Kirby: St. Bridget (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the townships of Grange, Great Meols, Hoose, Little Meols and West Kirby
  • Hoylake: Holy Trinity. Built in 1834 as a chapel to West Kirby: St. Bridget, becoming the district church for Great Meols, Hoose, and Little Meols, and parts of the townships of Grange and Newton cum Larton in 1860.
  • Frankby: St. John the Divine (Church of England). The district church for part of Grange from 1861.
  • West Kirby: St. Andrew (Church of England). Founded in 1891 as a chapel to St. Bridget, becoming a district church in 1920.
  • Hoylake: St. Hildeburgh (Church of England). Built in 1899 as a chapel to Holy Trinity.
  • Great Meols: St. John the Baptist (Church of England). Founded by 1907 as a chapel to Hoylake: Holy Trinity, becoming a district church in 1937.
  • West Kirby: St. Paul (Church of England). Chapel at the Royal Air Force station (attached to Frankby: St. John the Divine).
  • Leasowe: St. Chad (Church of England). The district church for part of Hoylake from 1957.
  • Newton: St. Michael & All Angels (Church of England). Built ca.1963 as a chapel to West Kirby: St. Bridget. A district church from 1974.
  • West Kirby, St. Agnes, Darmands Green (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1897
  • Hoylake, St. Catherie & St. Martina (Roman Catholic), Birkenhead Road. Founded in 1928.
  • West Kirby, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Eaton Road. Built in 1880, closed in 1963.
  • Hoylake, Methodist (St. Luke's) Chapel (Wesleyan). Founded in 1884 in Market Street, moved 1898 to Alderley Road. The present chapel was opened in 1906. Registers of baptisms 1884-1948 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Hoose, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1886.
  • Hoylake, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1905.
  • Newton, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1914, closed in 1972.
  • Hoylake, Presbyterian Church, Station Road. Built in 1874, rebuilt in 1906, closed in 1987.
  • West Kirby, Presbyterian Church, Meols Drive. Founded in 1890.
  • West Kirby, Presbyterian Church (Welsh), Grange Road. Founded in 1892.
  • Great Meols, Presbyterian Church, Alderley Road. Built in 1905.
  • Hoylake, Friends' Meeting House (Quakers). Founded in 1898.
  • West Kirby, Unitarian (Free) Chapel. Built in 1910 in Grange Road, rebuilt in 1928 in Brookfield Gardens. Registers of marriages 1938-1950 and baptisms 1950-1953 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Hoylake, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Built in 1906.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hoylake area or see them printed on a map.


Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1894-1974)
  • Birkenhead (1974-98)
  • Wirral (1998+)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1894+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

For the period before 1894,see Grange, Great Meols, Hoose, Little Meols and West Kirby.

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Politics and Government

  • West Kirby & Hoylake Urban District (1894-97)
  • Hoylake and West Kirby Urban District (1897-1933)
  • Hoylake Urban District (1933-74)
  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough (1974+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wirral (1894-1930)

Voting Registers

  • Wirral (1894-1974)