"OXTON, a township in the parish of WOODCHURCH, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 7¼ miles (N. E.) from Great Neston, containing 169 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Oxton was a township in Bidston ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3087), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- The civil parish was abolished in 1898 to become part of Birkenhead.
- It includes the hamlets of Arno Hill and Lingdale.
- The population was 137 in 1801 and 2007 in 1851.
For the period after 1898, see Birkenhead.
- Woodchurch: Holy Cross (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Oxton.
- Oxton: St. Saviour (Church of England). The district church for Oxton from 1851
- Claughton: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for part of Oxton from 1876.
- Prenton: St. Stephen (Church of England). The district church for part of Oxton from 1902.
- Birkenhead, All Saints (Church of England). The district church for part of Oxton from 1911 to 1971.
- Oxton: Holy Name of Jesus (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1899.
- Oxton, Clive Hall Unitarian Chapel. Built in 1851 at Charing Cross, rebuilt in 1903 at Charing Cross, 1960 at Clive Road. Registers 1888-1921 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
See also Birkenhead.
|All Saints and St Bede, Oxton, Church of England|
|Christ Church, Oxton, Church of England|
|St Saviour, Oxton, Church of England|
|Balls Road, Oxton, Congregationalist|
|Trinity Chapel, Oxton, Presbyterian|
|Holy Name of Jesus, Oxton, Roman Catholic|
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- 1898 March 31 — Abolished and incorporated into Birkenhead (pop. 4579 in 1901)
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