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For the period before 1894, see Higher Bebington.
For the period after 1898, see Birkenhead.

  • Rock Ferry was a civil parish created in 1894 from part of Higher Bebington.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1898 to become part of Birkenhead.
  • It included the hamlet of Rock Ferry and part of Woodhey.
  • The population was 2971 in 1901.

For the period before 1894, see Higher Bebington.
For the period after 1898, see Birkenhead.


  • Rock Ferry: St. Peter (Church of England). The district church from 1894 to 1898..
  • Rock Ferry: St. Barnabas (Church of England),. Built in 1895 as a chapel to St. Peter. Closed in 1978.
  • Rock Ferry: St. Anne (Roman Catholic), Highfield Road. Founded in 1862.
  • Rock Ferry, Baptist Chapel, New Chester Road. Founded in 1914.
  • Rock Ferry, United Reformed Church (Congregational). Records of baptisms 1870-1920 and marriages 1872-76 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

See also Higher Bebington and Birkenhead.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Rock Ferry area or see them printed on a map.


Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1894-98)

Court Records

  • Birkenhead (Borough) (1894-98)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1894 — Created from part of Higher Bebington (pop. 2971 in 1901)
  • 1898 March 31 — Abolished and incorporated into Birkenhead (pop. 2971 in 1901)

You can see the administrative areas in which ROCK FERRY has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Politics and Government

  • Birkenhead County Borough (1894-98)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wirral (1894-98)

Voting Registers

  • Birkenhead (1894-98)