Place:Brimstage, Cheshire, England

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NameBrimstage
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.337°N 3.047°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inMerseyside, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWirral (hundred), Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Wirral Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1933
Bebington, Cheshire, Englandmunicipal borough which absorbed most of Brimstage in 1933
Barnston, Cheshire, Englandneighbouring parish which absorbed a portion of Brimstage in 1933
Wirral (metropolitan borough), Merseyside, Englandmetropolitan borough covering most of the Wirral Peninsula since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


Brimstage was a township in Bebington ancient parish, in the Wirral hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. The population was 127 in 1801, 126 in 1851, 181 in 1901, and 135 in 1951. At the time of the 2001 Census, Brimstage had a population of 100.

It was part of the Wirral Rural District from 1894 until 1933. In 1933 Wirral Rural District was abolished and most of Brimstage became part of the newly organized Bebington Urban District (which, in 1937, became Bebington Municipal Borough). In 1933 72 acres of Brimstage (population of 7) was transferred to the neighbouring parish of Barnston.

Brimstage Hall was the home of the Domville family, who arrived in England with William the Conqueror and can still be traced to this day. (source: Wikipedia). Brimstage Hall was transferred to another family in 1378.

In the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974 the entire Wirral Peninsula, with the exception of the municipal borough of Ellesmere Port and urban district of Neston at the southern end, became the Metropolitan Borough of the Wirral in the new administrative county of Merseyside.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Brimstage.

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