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"WALLAZEY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Liscard, Poulton with Sea- comb, and Wallazey, and containing 1169 inhabitants, of which number, 444 are in the township of Wallazey, ll¾ miles (N. by E.) from Great Neston. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £11.0.2½., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Chester. The church, dedicated to St. Hilary, was rebuilt about seventy years ago, excepting the tower, which bears the date 1560: it stands in the centre of the parish,... There was another church, prior to the dissolution, appropriated to Birkenhead abbey, but there are no traces of it: the way leading to its site is called Kirkway. Wallazey forms the north-west corner of the county: it is a peninsula of a triangular form, bounded on the west by the Irish sea, on the north-east by the Mersey, and on the south-east by a branch of the Mersey, called Wallazey Pool: ... .... The principal house in the village is an ancient mansion by the sea side, denominated Mockbeggar Hall, or, more properly, Leasowe Castle, formerly a seat of the Egertons, which has been converted by its proprietor, Col. Edward Cust, into a commodious hotel ... A handsome pillar near it, with an inscription, has been erected to the memory of the colonel's mother-in-law, Mrs. Barde, who was thrown out of her carriage and killed on the spot. On the Black rock, at the north-west point of the parish, a very strong fort, mounting fifteen guns of the largest calibre, has been lately built; and, further in the sea, a small lighthouse, on the plan of the Eddystone lighthouse, is in progress of erection. ...  ... The grammar school was founded, in 1666, by Major Henry Moels, and completed by his brother, who, with Mr. Henry Young, endowed it with a house and garden at Poulton cum Seacomb, and about thirty-seven acres of land, now let for £35 a year, which, with the interest of £100, and some other benefactions, constitutes the salary of the master. The old school-house, ..., was pulled down and rebuilt on another site, in 1799. It affords a free English education to all boys of the parish. Steamboats cross the ferry every hour from Seacomb to Liverpool, which is directly opposite to it. At Liscard, on the banks of the river, is a magazine, where all ships entering the port of Liverpool deposit their gunpowder, prior to admission into the docks." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Wallasey, also a township in Wallasey ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 2992), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Merseyside.
  • It includes the hamlet of Leasowe.
  • The population was 274 in 1801, 1195 in 1851, 4169 in 1901, 101369 in 1951, and 84388 in 2001.


  • Wallasey Cemetery, Rake Lane. Opened 1883.


  • Wallasey: St. Hilary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the townships of Liscard, Poulton cum Seacombe and Wallasey.
  • Egremont: St. John (Church of England). Founded in 1833 as a chapel to Wallasey: St. Hilary, becoming a district church for parts of Liscard and Poulton cum Seacombe in 1884.
  • Seacombe: St. Paul (Church of England). A district church for part of Poulton cum Seacombe from 1847.
  • New Brighton: St. James (Church of England). Founded in 1856 as a chapel to Wallasey: St. Hilary, becoming a district church for parts of Liscard and Wallasey in 1861.
  • Liscard: St. Mary (Church of England). The district church for parts of Liscard and Wallasey from 1877.
  • Liscard: St. Thomas (Church of England). Founded 1900 as a chapel to Liscard: St. Mary, becoming a district church in 1925.
  • Liscard: St. Columba (Church of England). Founded in 1904 as a chapel to St John, becoming a district church in 1922. Closed in 1971.
  • New Brighton: Emmanuel (Church of England). Founded in 1905 as a chapel to New Brighton: St James, becoming a district church for parts of Liscard and Wallasey in 1909.
  • New Brighton: All Saints (Church of England). Founded in 1909 as a chapel to New Brighton: St. James. A district church for parts of Liscard and Wallasey from 1929.
  • Poulton: St. Luke (Church of England). A district church for parts of Poulton cum Seacombe and Wallasey from 1907.
  • Wallasey: St. Nicholas (Church of England). A district church for part of Wallasey from 1911.
  • Somerville: St. Peter (Church of England). A chapel to Seacombe: St. Paul, founded by 1921.
  • Leasowe: St. Chad (Church of England). The district church for part of Wallasey from 1957.
  • Liscard: Christ Church (Free Church of England), Martins Lane. Built in 1914.
  • Wallasey: St. Saviour, Radnor Drive (Free Church of England).
  • Liscard: St. Alban (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1841.
  • Seacombe: Our Lady & St. Joseph (Roman Catholic). Founded 1860.
  • New Brighton:St. Peter & St. Paul (Roman Catholic), Opened in 1880..
  • Wallasey: Church of the English Martyrs (Roman Catholic), St. George's Road. Founded 1902.
  • Wallasey, Friends' Meeting House (Quakers), Withens Lane. Founded 1847, Built in 1854.
  • Egremont Synagogue (Jewish). Founded 1868.
  • New Brighton, Baptist Union Chapel, Seabank Road. Founded 1890, Built in 1893.
  • Egremont, Baptist Chapel, Liscard Road.
  • Wallasey, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Brighton Street/Victoria Road. Built in 1839, closed in 1966. Registers of marriages 1902-1964 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Poulton, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Brighton Street. Founded in 1859.
  • New Brighton, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Rowson Street. Built in 1870.
  • Seacombe, Methodist Chapel, Wheatland Lane. Built in 1883.
  • Wallasey, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Built in 1884, closed in 1935. Registers 1909-1934 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Wallasey, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Claremont Road. Built in 1885, rebuilt in 1910.
  • Seacombe, New Bethel Methodist Chapel. Built in 1892.
  • Wallasey, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Manor Road. Founded 1893, Built in 1904.
  • New Brighton, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Manor Road. Built in 1893, rebuilt in 1904.
  • Wallasey, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Oakdale Road. Founded 1899, closed in 1943. Registers 1932-1935 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Liscard, Methodist Chapel (Welsh), Serpentine Road. Built in 1899, closed in 1976. Registers 1925-1970 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Wallasey, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Poulton Road. Built in 1904, demolished 1944. Registers 1916-1949 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Wallasey, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Oxton Road. Founded 1905, rebuilt in 1961.
  • Poulton, Presbtyerian Chapel (Welsh Calvinist), Liscard Road. Founded 1837, Built in 1878.
  • Liscard, Presbyterian Chapel, Seabrook Lane/Martins Lane. Founded 1859, rebuilt in 1908.
  • Poulton, Presbyterian Chapel, Brougham Road. Founded 1862, Built in 1912.
  • Egremont, Presbyterian Chapel, King Street. Built in 1865.
  • Wallasey, Presbyterian Chapel. Founded 1877, Built in 1900.
  • New Brighton, Presbyterian (St. Andrew's) Chapel, Ennerdale Road/Warren Drive. Founded 1903.
  • Liscard, Unitarian Memorial Chapel, Manor Road. Built in 1888.
  • New Brighton, Independent Chapel (Welsh), Rake Lane Built in 1820, rebuilt in 1872, 1888.
  • Seacombe, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Liscard Road. Rebuilt in 1905.
  • Liscard, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Rake Lane. Built in 1841.
  • Wallasey, United Reformed Church, Marlowe Road. Built in 1913.

For churches and chapels in the areas added in 1928 and 1933, see also Bidston cum Ford, Moreton (near Wallasey), Saughall Massie and Upton by Birkenhead.

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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-61)
  • Birkenhead (1861-1936)
  • Wallasey (1936-98)
  • Wirral (1998+)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1910)
  • Wallasey (Borough) (1910-1974)
  • Wirral (1974+)

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • Wallasey Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wallasey Urban District (1894-1910)
  • Wallasey Municipal Borough (1910-13)
  • Wallasey County Borough (1913-74)
  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough [Merseyside] (1974+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wirral (1836-61)
  • Birkenhead (1861-1930)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1915)
  • Wallasey (1918-74) *

* The areas added to Wallasey in 1928 and 1933 remained in the Wirral division until 1948.