Place:Irby, Cheshire, England

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NameIrby
TypeCivil parish, Village
Coordinates53.352°N 3.117°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
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Irby is a village on the Wirral Peninsula, England. The village covers an area of 20 square kilometres. To the north of Irby lies the associated hamlet of Irby Hill. Map It is part of the Greasby, Frankby & Irby Ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral and is situated in the parliamentary constituency of Wirral West. According to the 2001 Census, Irby had a population of 6,110, contributing to a total population of 14,667 for the whole ward.

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Irby was a township in the ancient parishes of Thurstaston and Woodchurch, in the Wirral hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. It included the hamlet of Irby Hill.

It was part of the Wirral Rural District from 1894 until 1933. In 1933 Wirral Rural District was abolished and Irby became part of the new Wirral Urban District. Irby gained part of the civil parish of Arrowe at this time.

The population was 96 in 1801, 180 in 1851, and 146 in 1901.

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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