"IRBY, a township in the parish of WOODCHURCH, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 5 miles (N. by W.) from Parkgate, containing 145 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Irby was a township in the ancient parishes of Woodchurch and Thurstaston, Wirral hundred (SJ 2584), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Merseyside.
- The population was 96 in 1801, 180 in 1851, and 146 in 1901.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Irby to another place.
- 1933 April 1 — Gained part of Arrowe (267 acres, pop. 20 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Irby 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 SJ257846 (Lat/Lon: 53.353043, -3.117708), Irby which are provided by:
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- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- 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)
- Wirral Urban District (1933-74)
- Wirral Metropolitan Borough [Merseyside] (1974+)