Barnston

BARNSTON, a township, in the parish of Woodchurch, union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Wirrall, S. division of the county of Chester, 4½ miles (N. by W.) from Great Neston; containing 206 inhabitants. A moiety of the manor belonged to a family of the same name, and afterwards to a branch of the Bennets of Wollaston; the other moiety passed by successive heirs from the Domvilles to the Hulses, Troutbecks, and Talbots. The township comprises 940 acres, whereof 344 are arable, 516 meadow, 22 wood, and 57 waste; the soil is clay, and the surface undulated. The scenery is very fine, and embraces, in the distance, views of the Welsh hills.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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