MORETON (near Wallasey)
"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.
|Knutsford Road/Hoylake Road, Moreton (Wirral), Presbyterian (Welsh)|
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