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"LANDICAN, a township in the parish of WOODCHURCH, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 5¾ miles (N.) from Great Neston, containing 53 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Landican was a township in Woodchurch ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2885), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1933 to become part of Birkenhead.
  • The population was 45 in 1801, 57 in 1851, and 71 in 1901.

For the period after 1933, see Birkenhead.

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Cemeteries

  • Landican Cemetery, Arrowe Park Road. Opened 1934
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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1933)
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Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1928)
  • Birkenhead (Borough) (1928-33)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Birkenhead (626 acres, pop. 66 in 1931)

You can see the administrative areas in which Landican 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 SJ283856 (Lat/Lon: 53.362389, -3.078882), Landican which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1928)
  • Birkenhead County Borough (1928-1933)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Wirral
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1933)