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Thurstaston

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"THURSTASTON, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 5 miles (N. W. by N.) from Great Neston, containing 127 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £6. 13. 6., endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £300 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The church, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, is a curious small structure, partly in the Norman style of architecture. The river Dee passes by this place to Chester." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"DALPOOL, a hamlet in the parish of THURSTASTON, hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 5 miles (N. W. by N.) from Parkgate. The population is returned with the parish." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Thurstaston, also a township in Thurstaston ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2484), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Merseyside.
  • It includes the hamlet of Dawpool.
  • The population was 112 in 1801, 98 in 1851, 141 in 1901, and 151 in 1951.
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Civil Registration

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

  • Wirral (1828+)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"THURSTASTON, a parish and township in the lower division of Wirrall hundred, county Chester, 5 miles N.W. of Great Neston, and 7 S.W. of Birkenhead. The village is situated on the river Dee. The parish includes the hamlets of Grasby and Irby. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester, value £242, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, has been recently rebuilt. The parochial charities produce about £31 per annum. A Sunday-school is held at the church. Colonel Clegg is lord of the manor."

"DALPOOL, a hamlet in the parish of Thurstaston, hundred of Wirrall, in the S. division of the county of Chester, 5 miles N.W. of Parkgate."

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Historical Geography

Places associated with Thurstaston ancient parish with separate pages

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Wirral Urban District (1933-74)
  • Metropolitan Borough of Wirral [Merseyside] (1974+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Wirral
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1974)