Place:Rock Ferry, Cheshire, England

NameRock Ferry
Alt namesRock-Ferrysource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeHamlet, Suburb
Coordinates53.367°N 3°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inMerseyside, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBirkenhead, 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: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Rock Ferry was a civil parish created in 1894 from part of Higher Bebington. The civil parish was abolished in 1898 when the community became part of Birkenhead. It included the hamlet of Rock Ferry and part of Woodhey. The population was 2971 in 1901. At the 2001 Census, the population of Rock Ferry was 13,676.

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 Rock Ferry.

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