Place:Prenton, Cheshire, England

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NamePrenton
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.367°N 3.05°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inMerseyside, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWirral (hundred), Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Wirral Registration District, Cheshire, Englandregistration district of which it was part
Woodchurch, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which it was located
Wirral Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1928
Birkenhead, Cheshire, Englandcounty borough to which it was merged in 1928
Wirral (metropolitan borough), Merseyside, Englandmetropolitan borough which has covered most of the Wirral Peninsula since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


Prenton was a township in Woodchurch ancient parish, in the Wirral hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866.

Landican was part of the Wirral Rural District from 1894 until 1928 when the civil parish was abolished and the area became part of Birkenhead. The population was 81 in 1801, 99 in 1851, 412 in 1901, and 2032 in 1931. At the 2001 Census, the population of Prenton was 14,429. The township covered 640 acres.

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 Prenton.

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