Place:Wirral Hundred, Cheshire, England

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NameWirral Hundred
TypeHundred
Coordinates53.364°N 3.036°W
Located inCheshire, England

Hundreds in Cheshire

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The Hundreds of Cheshire, as with other Hundreds in England were the geographic divisions of Cheshire for administrative, military and judicial purposes. They were introduced in Cheshire some time before the Norman conquest. Later on, both the number and names of the hundreds changed by processes of land being lost from Cheshire, and merging or amalgamation of remaining hundreds.

Chester was an ancient borough, not linked to any hundred, quite often referred to as a "county of itself".

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Hundreds of Cheshire.

Image:Cheshire hundreds circa 1868.png

Parishes of Wirral Hundred

The Hundred of Wirral is the ancient administrative area for the Wirral Peninsula. Its name is believed to have originated from the Hundred of Wilaveston, the historic name for Willaston, which was an important assembly point in the Wirral Hundred during the Middle Ages.

The map above shows that it covered not only the Wirral Peninsula but an area along the Welsh border stretching beyond the city of Chester.

Since local government reorganisation, implemented on 1 April 1974, the area is split between Merseyside and Cheshire.

ParishDescriptionDuration and Notes
Arrowe township, civil parish ( - 1933 )
Backford township, parish (ancient), civil parish
Barnston township, civil parish
Bebington parish (ancient), civil parish
Bidston cum Ford parish (ancient), civil parish
Birkenhead St. Mary chapelry, civil parish
Blacon cum Crabwall township, civil parish
Brimstage township, civil parish
Bromborough parish (ancient), civil parishoriginally known as Higher Bebington and Lower Bebington
Burton parish (ancient), civil parish
Caldy township, civil parish
Capenhurst township, civil parish
Chester Holy Trinity township, parish (ancient), civil parish
Chester St. Mary on the Hill parish (ancient), civil parish ( - 1866 )
Chester St. Oswald parish (ancient), civil parish ( - 1866 )
Childer Thornton township, civil parish ( - 1950 )
Chorlton by Backford township, civil parish redirected to Backford
Claughton with Grange township, civil parish ( - 1898 )
Croughton township, civil parish
Eastham parish (ancient), civil parish
Frankby township, civil parish
Gayton township, civil parish redirected to Heswall
Grange township, civil parish
Greasby township, civil parish
Great Meolse township, civil parish
Great Neston township, civil parish redirected to Neston
Great Saughall township, civil parish
Great Stanney civil parish
Great Sutton township, civil parish
Heswall cum Oldfield parish (ancient), civil parishredirected to Heswall
Higher Bebington township, civil parish ( - 1922 )
Hoose township, civil parish ( - 1894 )
Hooton township, civil parish ( - 1950 )
Irby township, civil parish
Landican township, civil parish ( - 1933 )
Lea by Backford township, civil parish redirected to Backford
Ledsham township, civil parish
Leighton township, civil parish ( - 1894 )
Liscard township, civil parish
Little Meolse township, civil parish
Little Neston township, civil parish
Little Saughall township, civil parish
Little Stanney township, civil parish
Little Sutton township, civil parish ( - 1950 )
Lower Bebington township, civil parish
Mollington Banastretownship, civil parish ( - 1901 ) also known as Little Mollington
Mollington Tarrant township, civil parish ( - 1901 ) also known as Great Mollington
Moreton township, civil parish
Ness township, civil parish
Neston parish (ancient)
Netherpool township, civil parish
Newton with Larton township, civil parish absorbed into West Kirby in 1889
Noctorum township, civil parish ( - 1933 )
Overpool township, civil parish ( - 1911 )
Oxton township, civil parish
Pensby township, civil parish
Poulton cum Seacombe township, civil parish ( - 1912 )
Poulton cum Spital township, civil parish
Prenton township, civil parish
Puddington township, civil parish
Raby township, civil parish
Saughall Massie township, civil parish ( - 1933 )
Shotwick parish (ancient), civil parish
Shotwick Park extraparochial area, civil parish
Stanlow extraparochial area, civil parish redirected to Great Stanney
Stoke (near Chester) or Stoak parish (ancient), civil parish
Storeton township, civil parish
Thingwall township, civil parish ( - 1933 )
Thornton Hough township, civil parish
Thurstaston parish (ancient), civil parish
Tranmere chapelry, civil parish
Upton by Birkenhead parish (ancient), civil parish
Wallasey parish (ancient), civil parish
West Kirby parish (ancient), civil parish
Whitby township, civil parish
Willaston (near Neston) township, civil parish
Woodbank township, civil parish
Woodchurch parish (ancient), civil parish

Source: A Vision of Britain through Time

Three Chester churches held lands outside the borough itself and as a consequence were considered part of Wirrall Hundred: Chester Holy Trinity, part of Chester St. Mary-on-the-Hill and part of Chester St. Oswald.

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