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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]

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  • 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.

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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1928)
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Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1928)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1915 April 1 — Gained parts of Hoylake cum West Kirby (102 acres, pop. 132 in 1921) and Saughall Massie (69 acres, pop. 8 in 1921), and lost part to Saughall Massie (7 acres, pop. 0 in 1921)
  • 1928 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Wallasey (1366 acres, pop. 4029 in 1921)

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1928)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Wirral (1836-1928)
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Voting Registers

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