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Woodchurch, Cheshire

Historical Description

Woodchurch, a township and a parish in Cheshire. The township lies 4 miles WSW of Birkenhead, and has a post office under Birkenhead; money order and telegraph office, Birkenhead. Acreage, 338; population, 129. The parish contains also the townships of Prenton, Landican, Thingwall, Irby, Arrow, Noctorum, Barnston, and Oxton, and part of Claughton. Acreage, 5833; population of the civil parish, 5982; of the ecclesiastical, 1121. Arrow Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester; net value, £594 with residence. The church is Decorated. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel at Irby.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishWoodchurch Holy Cross 
Poor Law unionWirrall 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCH49
Post TownWirral