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Liscard, Cheshire

Historical Description

Liscard, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Wallasey parish, Cheshire. The township lies on the Mersey, about half a mile from Egremont steam ferry station, and 2 miles N by W of Birkenhead, includes Egremont and New Brighton, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (T.S.O.) under Liverpool. Acreage, 982, with 787 of adjacent tidal water and foreshore; population, 16,823. Liscard village is suburban to Birkenhead. The Wallasey Hospital for infectious diseases, the dispensary, and the cemetery are situated here. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1878. Population, 5679. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; gross value, £400. Patron, the Bishop of Chester. The church was erected in 1877, and is in the Early English style. There are in the township Roman Catholic, Congregational, Reformed Episcopalian, Baptist, and Wesleyan chapels, and a meeting-house for the Society of Friends. EGREMONT and NEW BRIGHTON form separate ecclesiastical parishes in this township.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCheshire 
Civil parishWallazey 
Poor Law unionWirrall 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Liscard from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Liscard are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCH45
Post TownWallasey