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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]

  • 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.


  • Bebington: St. Andrew (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Tranmere.
  • Tranmere: St. Catherine (Church of England). Built in 1831 as a chapel to Bebington: St. Andrew, which became the district church for the township of Tranmere in 1842
  • Tranmere: St. Paul (Church of England). A district church for part of Tranmere from 1858.
  • Claughton: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for part of Tramere from 1876.
  • Lower Tranmere: St. Luke (Church of England). A district church for part of Tranmere from 1883. Closed in 1971.
  • Prenton: St. Stephen (Church of England). The district church for part of Tranmere from 1902.
  • Claughton: St. Michael & All Angels (Church of England). A district church for part of Tranmere from 1912.
  • Tranmere, Baptist Union Chapel, Whetstone Lane.
  • Higher Tranmere, Methodist (Wesley) Chapel. Founded in 1844 in Walker Street. Moved 1862 in Church Road, rebuilt in 1966. Records of baptisms 1855-1953 and marriages 1936-41 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Lower Tranmere, Methodist (Freehold) Chapel, Old Chester Road. Founded in 1867, closed in 1954. Registers of baptisms 1857-1953 and marriages 1905-1944 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Tranmere, Mount Tabor Chapel, Holt Road. Built in 1872, closed in 1965. Registers 1928-1961 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Tranmere, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, North Road. Built in 1900.
  • Tranmere, Presbyterian Church, Willmer Road.
  • Tranmere, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Old Chester Road. Built in 1901.

See also Birkenhead.

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Civil Registration

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

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1877)
  • Birkenhead (Borough) (1877-98)

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Historical Geography

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

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Politics and Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Voting Registers

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