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"UPTON, or OVER-CHURCH, a parish in the, lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 7¾ miles (N. by W.) from Great. Neston, containing 183 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £600 royal bounty, and £200. parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of J. Feilden, Esq. At Upton (from which, the parish church, called Over-Church, is distant half a mile) a market was held so late as 1662; there are still two fairs for cattle. A court leet is held annually by the lord of the manor. A free school here is conducted on the Madras system." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Upton by Birkenhead, a township and ancient parish in Wirral hundred (SJ 2688), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1933 to become parts of Birkenhead and Wallasey.
  • Included the hamlet of Overchurch.
  • The population was 141 in 1801, 227 in 1851, and 788 in 1901.

For the period after 1933, see Birkenhead and Wallasey.


Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1933)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1933)

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Birkenhead (856 acres, pop. 2547 in 1931) and Wallasey (87 acres, pop. 17 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1933)