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BIRKENHEAD REGISTRATION DISTRICT

Table 1A: List of Places in Birkenhead Registration District (1861-1974)

Civil Parish

County

From

To

Comments

Bidston cum Ford

Cheshire

1861

1933

Abolished 1.4.1933 to become parts of the parishes of Birkenhead and Wallasey. See also Table 2, note (a).

Birkenhead

Cheshire

1861

1974

Excluding the parts in Wirral registration district between 1.4.1933 and 1.4.1937. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become an unparished area, and transferred from Cheshire to Merseyside. See also Table 2, notes (a), (b) and (e).

Claughton with Grange

Cheshire

1861

1898

Abolished 31.3.1898 to become part of the parish of Birkenhead. See also Table 2, note (a).

Liscard

Cheshire

1861

1912

Abolished 1.4.1912 to become part of the parish of Wallasey. See also Table 2, note (a).

Noctorum

Cheshire

1861

1933

Abolished 1.4.1933 to become part of the parish of Birkenhead. See also Table 2, note (a).

Oxton

Cheshire

1861

1898

Abolished 31.3.1898 to become part of the parish of Birkenhead. See also Table 2, note (a).

Poulton cum Seacombe

Cheshire

1861

1912

Abolished 1.4.1912 to become part of the parish of Wallasey. See also Table 2, note (a).

Tranmere

Cheshire

1861

1898

Abolished 31.3.1898 to become part of the parish of Birkenhead. See also Table 2, note (a).

Wallasey

Cheshire

1861

1935

See Table 2, notes (a), (c) and (d).

Table 1B: List of Places in Birkenhead Registration District (1974-98)

All the areas in Birkenhead registration district became part of the county of Merseyside on 1.4.1974.

Unparished Area

County

From

To

Comments

Bebington Merseyside

1974

1998

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the municipal borough of Bebington, and the parishes of Bebington cum Bromborough, Brimstage, Eastham, Poulton cum Spital, Raby, Storeton, and Thornton Hough. See also Table 2, notes (f), (g) and (h) and (i).

Birkenhead Merseyside

1974

1998

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parish and county borough of Birkenhead. See also Table 2, note (i).

Heswall Merseyside

1974

1998

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the urban district of Wirral, and the parishes of Barnston, Gayton, Heswall cum Oldfield, Irby, Pensby, and Thurstaston. See also Table 2, notes (f) and (i).

Hoylake Merseyside

1974

1998

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the urban district of Hoylake, and the parishes of Caldy, Frankby, Grange, Greasby, and Hoylake cum West Kirby. See also Table 2, notes (f), (h) and (i).

Table 2: Boundary Changes affecting Birkenhead Registration District

Date of Change

Note

Description of Change

Population transferred

2.7.1861 (created)

(a)

Gained the parishes of Bidston cum Ford, Birkenhead, Claughton with Grange, Liscard, Noctorum, Oxton, Poulton cum Seacombe, Tranmere, and Wallasey, from Wirral registration district.

36212 in 1861

1.4.1898

(b)

Gained parts of the parish of Birkenhead (which until 1.4.1898 formed the parish of Rock Ferry, and part of the parish of Lower Bebington) from Wirral registration district.

2951 in 1891

1.4.1928

(c)

Gained part of the parish of Wallasey (which until 1.4.1928 formed the parish of Moreton) from Wirral registration district.

4029 in 1921

1.1.1936

(d)

Lost the parish of Wallasey to Wallasey registration district.

97626 in 1931

1.4.1937

(e)

Gained parts of the parish of Birkenhead (which until 1.4.1933 formed the parishes of Landican, Prenton, Thingwall, and Woodchurch, and parts of the parishes of Arrowe and Upton by Birkenhead) from Wirral registration district.

5481 in 1931

1.4.1974

(f)

Gained the unparished areas of Bebington, Heswall, and Hoylake (which were transferred from Cheshire to the county of Merseyside on 1.4.1974) from Wirral registration district.

119504 in 1971

1.4.1993

(g)

Lost parts of the unparished area of Bebington (which became parts of the unparished areas of Ellesmere Port and Neston and the county of Cheshire on 1.4.1993) to Chester & Ellesmere Port registration district.

160 in 1993

(h)

Gained parts of the unparished areas of Bebington and Heswall (which until 1.4.1993 formed parts of the unparished areas of Ellesmere Port and Neston and the county of Cheshire) from Chester & Ellesmere Port registration district.

30 in 1993

1.4.1998 (abolished)

(i)

Lost the constituent unparished areas of Bebington, Birkenhead, Heswall, and Hoylake, to Wirral registration district.

 


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