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"THORNTON-MAYOW, a township in the parish of NESTON, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 2½ miles (N. N. E,) from Great Neston, containing 204 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Thornton Hough was a township in Neston ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3080), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Merseyside.
  • The population was 165 in 1801, 164 in 1851, 547 in 1901, and 506 in 1951.


  • Neston: St. Mary & St. Helen (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Thornton Hough.
  • Willaston: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for Thornton Hough from 1865.
  • Thornton Hough: All Saints (Church of England). The district church for Thornton Hough from 1869.
  • Thornton Hough, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Built in 1903.

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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1974)
  • Birkenhead (1974-98)
  • Wirral (1998+)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828+)

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • 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+)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1948)
  • Bebington (1948-74)