"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.
|St Hilary, Wallasey, Church of England|
|St Nicholas, Wallasey, Church of England|
|St Paul, Seacombe, Church of England|
|Liscard Road, Seacombe, Congregationalist|
|Church Road/Bellevue Road, Seacombe, Presbyterian|
|Liscard Road/Brougham Road, Seacombe, Presbyterian|
|Wallasey Village, Wallasey, Presbyterian|
|English Martyrs, Wallasey, Roman Catholic|
|Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Joseph, Seacombe, Roman Catholic|
|St Saviour, Wallasey, Free Church of England|
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Places associated with Wallasey ancient parish with separate pages
- 1912 April 1 — Gained the whole of Liscard (952 acres, pop. 42691 in 1921) and Poulton cum Seacombe (835 acres, pop. 35604 in 1921)
- 1928 April 1 — Gained parts of Bidston cum Ford (592 acres, pop. 10 in 1921) and Moreton (near Wallasey) (1366 acres, pop. 4029 in 1921)
- 1933 April 1 — Gained parts of Bidston cum Ford (103 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), Saughall Massie (413 acres, pop. 718 in 1931) and Upton by Birkenhead (87 acres, pop. 17 in 1931)
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- 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+)