Place:Gayton, Cheshire, England

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NameGayton
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.319°N 3.101°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inMerseyside, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWirral Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1933
Wirral Urban, Cheshire, Englandurban district in which it was located 1933-1974
Wirral (metropolitan borough), Merseyside, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it was situated after 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Gayton was a township in Heswall ancient parish, in the Wirral hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlets of Dawstone and Oldfield (as did the neighbouring parish of Heswall-cum-Oldfield).

It was part of the Wirral Rural District from 1894 until 1933. In 1933 Wirral Rural District was abolished and Gayton became part of the new Wirral Urban District.

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.

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