"RABY, a township in the parish of NESTON, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 2 miles (N.E.) from Great Neston, containing 145 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Raby was a township in Neston ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3179), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Merseyside.
- It includes the hamlet of Plymyard.
- The population was 131 in 1801, 195 in 1851, 350 in 1901, and 308 in 1951.
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- 1883 March 25 — Gained detached parts Nos. 1 and 3 from Little Neston (66 acres, pop. 0 in 1891)
- 1889 March 24 — Gained detached part No. 2 from Little Neston (213 acres, pop. 67 in 1891, including Raby Drive and Hargrave Hall)
- 1933 April 1 — Gained parts of Neston cum Parkgate (101 acres, pop. 0 in 1931) and Willaston (near Neston) (60 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), and lost part to Neston cum Parkgate (2 acres, pop. 0 in 1931).
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ310798 (Lat/Lon: 53.310623, -3.037052), Raby which are provided by:
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- Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
- Bebington Urban District (1933-37)
- Bebington Municipal Borough (1937-74)
- Wirral Metropolitan Borough [Merseyside] (1974+)