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Little Neston

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"NESTON (LITTLE), a township in the parish of GREAT-NESTON, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 1 mile-(S.E-) from Great Neston, containing 316 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Little Neston was a township in Neston ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2976), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1894 to become part of Neston cum Parkgate.
  • It included the hamlet of Windle Hill
  • The population was 254 in 1801, 511 in 1851, and 1225 in 1901.

For the period after 1894, see Neston cum Parkgate.

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Churches

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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-94)
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Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-94)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1883 March 25 — Lost detached parts Nos. 1 and 3 to Raby (66 acres, pop. 0 in 1891)
  • 1889 March 24 — Lost detached part No. 2 to Raby (213 acres, pop. 67 in 1891, including Raby Drive and Hargrave Hall)
  • 1894 September 30 — Abolished and incorporated into Neston cum Parkgate (pop. 1225 in 1901)

You can see the administrative areas in which Little Neston 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 SJ290762 (Lat/Lon: 53.278005, -3.066257), Little Neston which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Neston & Parkgate Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Wirral (1836-94)
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-94)