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Prenton

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"PRENTON, a township in the parish of WOODCHURCH, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 6 miles (N. by E.) from Great Neston, containing 99 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Prenton was a township in Woodchurch ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3086), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1933 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Birkenhead.
  • The population was 81 in 1801, 99 in 1851, and 412 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 (1828-1928)
  • Birkenhead (Borough) (1928-33)
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Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Birkenhead (640 acres, pop. 2032 in 1931)

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1928)
  • Birkenhead County Borough (1928-1933)
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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)