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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 part of the Wirral unparished area. 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.

Civil Parish
(* or Unparished Area)

County

From

To

Comments

Wirral*

Merseyside

1974

1998

That part of the unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parishes of Barnston, Bebington cum Bromborough, Birkenhead, Brimstage, Caldy, Eastham, Frankby, Gayton, Grange, Greasby, Heswall cum Oldfield, Hoylake cum West Kirby, Irby, Pensby, Poulton cum Spital, Raby, Storeton, Thornton Hough, and Thurstaston. See also Table 2, notes (f) to (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 part of the Wirral unparished area (which until 1.4.1974 formed  the parishes of Barnston, Bebington cum Bromborough, Brimstage, Caldy, Eastham, Frankby, Gayton, Grange, Greasby, Heswall cum Oldfield, Hoylake cum West Kirby, Irby, Pensby, Poulton cum Spital, Raby, Storeton, Thornton Hough, and Thurstaston) from Wirral registration district.

119504 in 1971

1.4.1993

(g)

Lost part of the Wirral unparished area (which became part of the Ellesmere Port & Neston unparished area on 1.4.1993) to Chester & Ellesmere Port registration district.

160 in 1993

(h)

Gained part of the Wirral unparished area (which until 1.4.1993 formed part of the Ellesmere Port & Neston unparished area) from Chester & Ellesmere Port registration district.

30 in 1993

1.4.1998 (abolished)

(i)

Lost the part in the Wirral unparished area to Wirral registration district.

 



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