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"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]

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  • 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.
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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1974)
  • Birkenhead (1974-98)
  • Wirral (1998+)
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Court Records

  • Wirral (1828+)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 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.

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Maps

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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Politics & Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Wirral Urban District (1933-74)
  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough [Merseyside] (1974+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Wirral
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1974)