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Upton in Overchurch, Cheshire

Historical Description

Upton (or properly Overchurch), a village and a parish in Cheshire. The village stands 4 miles W of Birkenhead, was once a market-town, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Birkenhead. The parish comprises 943 acres; population, 687. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. Upton Manor is the chief residence. Upton Hall is now a Roman Catholic convent The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; net value, £156 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1869.

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 
Poor Law unionWirrall 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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