Place:Grange, Cheshire, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.383°N 3.15°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 a part 1894-1933
Hoylake, Cheshire, Englandurban district to which it belonged 1933-1974
Wirral (metropolitan borough), Merseyside, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
West Kirby, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

Grange was an inland township in West Kirby ancient parish, in the Wirral hundred of Cheshire, England. It became a civil parish in 1866. It included the hamlets of Caldy Grange and Newton Carr. The population was 10 in 1801, 105 in 1851, 299 in 1901, and 7657 in 1951.

In 1889 it gained the whole of Newton-cum-Larton (population 66 in 1891) [re-directed here]. In 1894 it lost a section to the new civil parish of Hoylake-cum-West Kirby (population 17 in 1891), and a further section to Hoylake-cum-West Kirby in 1915 (53 acres but no population). Finally, in 1933, it gained part of the parish of Saughall Massie (478 acres, pop. 31 in 1931) when Saughall Massie was abolished.

Grange was part of Wirral Rural District from 1894 until 1933. On the abolition of the rural district it became part of Hoylake Urban District.

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 Grange, Merseyside.

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