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Little Sutton

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"SUTTON (LITTLE), a township in the parish of EASTHAM, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 7¾ miles (N.N.W) from Chester, containing 329 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Little Sutton was a township in Eastham ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3676), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1950 to become part of Ellesmere Port.
  • It included the hamlets of Gorsthill and Woodhey.
  • The population was 166 in 1801, 432 in 1851, and 1109 in 1901.

For the period after 1950, see Ellesmere Port.

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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1950)
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Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1933)
  • Chester Castle (1933-50)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Gained part of Willaston (near Neston) (32 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), and lost part to Ledsham (6 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)
  • 1950 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Ellesmere Port (1156 acres, pop. 2258 in 1931)

You can see the administrative areas in which Little Sutton 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 SJ371770 (Lat/Lon: 53.286219, -2.944958), Little Sutton which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Ellesmere Port Urban District (1933-50).
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Wirral
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1950)