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MORETON (near Wallasey)

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"MORETON, a township in the parish of BIDSTONE, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 9½ miles (N. by W.) from Great Neston, containing 273 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Moreton (formerly Moreton cum Lingham) was a township in Bidston ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2690), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1928 to become part of Wallasey.
  • Included the hamlets of Leasowe and Lingham.
  • The population was 210 in 1801, 350 in 1851, and 597 in 1901.

For the period after 1928, see Wallasey.



  • Bidston: St. Oswald (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Moreton.
  • Moreton: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for Moreton from 1864.
  • Great Meols: St. John the Baptist (Church of England). The district church for part of Moreton from 1937.
  • Leasowe: St. Chad (Church of England). The district church for part of Moreton from 1957.
  • Moreton, Sacred Heart (Roman Catholic), The Cross. Founded in 1923.
  • Moreton, Our Lady of Lourdes (Roman Catholic), Leasowe Road. Founded in 1957.

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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1928)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1928)

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Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1928)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wirral (1836-1928)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1928)