Bebington  Cheshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bebington like this:

BEBINGTON, two townships and a parish in Wirrall district, Cheshire. The townships are styled Higher and Lower; they lie on the river Mersey, and on the Birkenhead and Chester railway, 2½ and 3½ miles S by E of Birkenhead; they have a station, of the name of Bebington, on the railway, and a post office of the same name, under Birkenhead; and they have had great recent increase. ...

of houses and inhabitants from their situation on the Mersey, in immediate communication with Liverpool. Acres of Higher Bebington, 1,084; of which 185 are water. Real property, £14,790. Pop., 2,086. Houses, 336. Acres of Lower Bebington, 1,542; of which 490 are water. Real property, £10,035. Pop., 2,485. Houses, 465. The parish includes also the townships of Tranmere, Storeton, and Poulton-cum-Spittle. Acres, 6,437; of which 1,060 are water. Real property, £66,922. Pop. in 1841, 5,008; in 1861, 15,105. Houses, 2,549. The property is much subdivided. Excellent building stone, with notable geological peculiarities, is extensively quarried. The living is a rectory, with St. Mark's chapelry, in the diocese of Chester. Value, £670.* Patron, the Rev. G. R. Feilden. The parish church is partly Norman, partly mixed English; and St. Mark's was built in 1866. The p. curacy of Christchurch is a separate benefice, in the patronage of the Rev. G. Troughton; and its church was built in 1859. The vicarages of Rock Ferry and Tranmere also are separate benefices. There are four dissenting chapels, two national schools, a workhouse, and charities £53.

Bebington through time

Bebington is now part of Wirral district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wirral has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bebington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bebington, in Wirral and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd September 2021

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