Place:Barnston, Cheshire, England

TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.35°N 3.083°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 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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Barnston is a village on the Wirral Peninsula, in the county of Merseyside, England, situated to the north east of Heswall. Map Administratively, the village is located in the Pensby & Thingwall Ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral and the parliamentary constituency of Wirral West. At the 2001 Census, Barnston had a population of 3,620 (1,700 males, 1,920 females)

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Barnston was a township in Woodchurch ancient parish, in the Wirral hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlets of Carnsdale and Whitby Common.

It was part of the Wirral Rural District from 1894 until 1933. In 1933 Wirral Rural District was abolished and Heswall-cum-Oldfield became part of the new Wirral Urban District. In 1933 Barnston gained part of the neighbouring parish of Brimstage.

The population was 129 in 1801, 239 in 1851, 522 in 1901, and 832 in 1951.

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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