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Oxton, Cheshire

Historical Description

Oxton, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Woodchurch parish, Cheshire. The village stands 2 miles W of Birkenhead, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (T.S.O.) under Birkenhead. The manor belongs to the Earl of Shrewsbury. There are numerous villas and suburban residences. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1848. Population, 3866. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; net value, £191. Patron, the Rector of Woodchurch. The church was rebuilt in 1891.

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 parishWoodchurch 
Poor Law unionWirrall 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Oxton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Oxton 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 districtCH43
Post TownPrenton