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Tranmere

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"TRANMORE [sic], a township in the parish of BEBBINGTON, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 7¼ miles (N. N.E.) from Great Neston, containing 825 inhabitants. The river Mersey is here crossed by a ferry." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Tranmere was a township and chapelry in Bebington ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3287), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1898 to become part of Birkenhead.
  • It includes the hamlets of Clifton Park, Devonshire Park, Lower Tranmere, Mersey Park and Victoria Park
  • The population was 353 in 1801, 6519 in 1851, and 37709 in 1901.

For the period after 1898, see Birkenhead.

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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-61)
  • Birkenhead (1861-98)
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Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1877)
  • Birkenhead (Borough) (1877-98)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1898 March 31 — Abolished and incorporated into Birkenhead (pop. 37709 in 1901)

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Birkenhead Rural Sanitary District (1875-77)
  • Birkenhead Municipal Borough (1877-89)
  • Birkenhead County Borough (1889-98)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Wirral (1836-1861)
  • Birkenhead (1861-98)
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-59)
  • Birkenhead (1859-98)