Place:Oxton, Cheshire, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates53.379°N 3.057°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 borough in which it was part located
Bidston, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part located
Birkenhead, Cheshire, Englandcounty borough of which it was a part
Wirral (metropolitan borough), Merseyside, Englandmetropolitan borough covering the greater part of the Wirral Peninsula since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Oxton was a township in Bidston ancient parish, in the Wirral hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. It included the hamlets of Arno Hill and Lingdale. The civil parish was abolished in 1898 to become part of Birkenhead. The population was 137 in 1801, 2007 in 1851 and 4579 in 1901. At the 2001 Census, the population of Oxton was 14,066.

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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