Place:Greasby, Cheshire, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.383°N 3.117°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inMerseyside, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWirral (hundred), Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Wirral Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1933
Hoylake, Cheshire, Englandurban district in which it was located 1933-1974
Wirral (metropolitan borough), Merseyside, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it was situated after 1974
West Kirby, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Thurstaston, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Greasby was a township in the ancient parishes of West Kirby and Thurstaston, in the Wirral hundred. Greasby became a civil parish in 1866.

It was part of the Wirral Rural District from 1894 until 1933. In 1933 Wirral Rural District was abolished and Greasby became part of the new Hoylake Urban District. [There is conflicting evidence here. Both GENUKI and A Vision of Britain through Time state that Caldy was transferred to Hoylake Urban District in 1933, but Wikipedia says Wirral Urban District.]

The population of Greasby was 123 in 1801, 177 in 1851, 290 in 1901, and 4367 in 1951. At the time of the 2001 Census, Greasby had 9,830 inhabitants.

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 Greasby.

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