In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Barnston like this:
BARNSTON, a township in Woodchurch parish, Cheshire; 4 miles N of Great Neston. It has a post office under Birkenhead. There is a tunnel of the Grand Trunk canal here, 550 yards long. Acres, 1,068. Real property, £1,325. Pop., 252. Houses, 52.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Barnston has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Wirral. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Barnston and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Barnston, in Wirral and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2013
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