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WILLASTON (near Neston)

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"WILLASTON, a township in the parish of NESTON, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¾ miles (E.) from Great Neston, containing 261 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Willaston was a township in Neston ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3377), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area.
  • The population was 196 in 1801, 317 in 1851, 597 in 1901, 1458 in 1951, and 2922 in 2001.


  • Neston: St. Mary & St. Helen (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Willaston.
  • Willaston, Christ Church (Church of England). Founded in 1854 as a chapel to Neston: St. Mary & St. Helen, becoming the district church for Willaston in 1865.
  • Willaston, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1889.

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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1974)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-1974)
  • Ellesmere Port (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Gained part of Eastham (15 acres, pop. 12 in 1931), and lost parts to Childer Thornton (28 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), Ledsham (60 acres, pop. 34 in 1931), Little Sutton (32 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), Puddington (65 acres, pop. 14 in 1931) and  Raby (60 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)

You can see the administrative areas in which WILLASTON (near Neston) has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Neston Urban District (1933-74)
  • Ellesmere Port (1974-76)
  • Ellesmere Port & Neston (1976-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1974)