Place:Woodchurch, Cheshire, England

TypeParish, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates53.374°N 3.084°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inMerseyside, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWirral Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1933
Birkenhead, Cheshire, Englandcounty borough to which it was merged in 1933
Wirral (metropolitan borough), Merseyside, Englandmetropolitan borough which has covered most of the Wirral Peninsula since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Woodchurch was a township in the ancient parish of the same name, in the Wirral hundred. The township became a civil parish in 1866.

Woodchurch was part of the Wirral Rural District from 1894 until 1933 when the civil parish was abolished and the area became part of Birkenhead. The population was 52 in 1801, 96 in 1851, 140 in 1901, and 113 in 1931. At the 2001 Census the population of Noctorum was 8,400. The township covered 339 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 Woodchurch.

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