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"NOCTORUM, a township in the parish of WOODCHURCH, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 7½ miles (N.) from Great Neston, containing 30 inhabitants. " [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Noctorum was a township in Woodchurch ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2887), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1933 to become part of Birkenhead.
  • The population was 17 in 1801, 32 in 1851, and 212 in 1901.

For the period after 1933, see Birkenhead.

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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1933)
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Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1933)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Birkenhead (330 acres, pop. 473 in 1931)

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Birkenhead Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural Distirct (1875-1933)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Wirral
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1933)