Place:Thurstaston, Cheshire, England

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NameThurstaston
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.35°N 3.133°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


Thurstaston was a township in Thurstaston ancient parish, in the Wirral hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. It included the hamlet of Dawpool.

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

The population was 112 in 1801, 98 in 1851, 141 in 1901, and 151 in 1951. At the time of the 2001 Census, the village itself had only 160 inhabitants. However, the population of the whole of its ward within the Wirral Metropolitan Borough (which included the former parish of Caldy and parts of the parish of Irby) was over 15,500. (source: Wikipedia)

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 Thurstaston.

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