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Ledsham

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"LEDSHAM, a township in the parish of NESTON, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 6¼ miles (N. W. by N.) from Chester, containing 74 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Ledsham was a township in Neston ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3574), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Badger's Rake (part) and Two Mills (part).
  • The population was 56 in 1801, 94 in 1851, 82 in 1901, 116 in 1951, and 88 in 2001.
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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1933)
  • Chester Castle (1933-74)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Gained parts of Little Sutton (6 acres, pop. 0 in 1931) and Willaston (60 acres, pop. 34 in 1931)
  • 2015 April 1 — Gained part of the unparished area of Ellesmere Port.

You can see the administrative areas in which Ledsham 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 SJ357745 (Lat/Lon: 53.263582, -2.965448), Ledsham which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Chester Rural District (1933-74)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Wirral
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1948)
  • Chester (1949-74)