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"SEACOMB, a township, joint with Poulton, in the parish of WALLAZEY, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, ll¾ miles (N. N. E.) from Great Neston. The population is returned with Poulton. There is a place of worship for Independents." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"POULTON, a township, joint with Seacomb, in the parish of WALLAZEY, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 11 miles (N. by E.) from Great Neston, containing, with Seacomb, 380 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Poulton cum Seacombe was a township in Wallasey ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3091), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1912 to become part of Wallasey.
  • Included the hamlets of Poulton Lancelyn, Seacombe and Somerville.
  • The population was 178 in 1801, 3044 in 1851, and 20749 in 1901.

For the period after 1912, see Wallasey.


Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-61)
  • Birkenhead (1861-1912)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1910)
  • Wallasey (Borough) (1910-1912)

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Historical Geography

  • 1912 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Wallasey (835 acres, pop. 35604 in 1921)

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Politics and Government

  • Wallasey Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wallasey Urban District (1894-1910)
  • Wallasey Municipal Borough (1910-12)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wirral (1836-61)
  • Birkenhead (1861-1912)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1912)