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Barnston, Cheshire

Historical Description

Barnston, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Woodchurch parish, Cheshire, 2 miles N of Heswall station on the Birkenhead railway, 4 N of Great Neston, and 6 SW by S of Birkenhead, under which there is a post office; money order and telegraph office, Heswall. Acreage, 1108; population of the civil parish, 404; of the ecclesiastical parish, which includes the township of Pensley, 455. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; net value, £143 with residence. Christ Church was erected in 1870.

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 Barnston from the following:

Land and Property

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

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 districtCH61
Post TownWirral