Tranmere  Cheshire


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

TRANMERE, a township and two chapelries in Bebington parish, Cheshire. The township lies on the Mersey, and on the Birkenhead and Chester railway, around Rock-Ferry r. station, from 2 to 3 miles S of Birkenhead; and has post-offices‡ of Higher T. and Lower T. under Birkenhead. Acres, 1,559; of which 385 are water. ...

Real property, £37,060. Pop. in 1851, 6,519; in 1861, 9,918. Houses, 1,659. All the area is within Birkenhead borough; and much of it is edificed suburbanly to Birkenhead. T. Pool, a creek of the Mersey, separates it from Birkenhead proper; a bridge over the pool connects the suburb with the town, or Tranmere ferry with Birkenhead ferry; and steamers incessantly maintain communication with Liverpool. T. Hall is an ancient edifice, commanding a fine view of the Mersey; and T. Old Hall is now a farmhouse. Ship-building and iron-founding are carried on.-The chapelries are St. Catherine and St. Paul; and were constituted in 1842 and 1856. The livings are p. curacies in the diocese of Chester. Value of St. C., £300; of St. P., £200.* Patron of St. C., the Rector of Bebington; of St. P., J. Orred, Esq. St. C.'s church was built in 1831; St. P. 's, in 1856. A Scotch church, with a neat spire, is in New Chester-road. A Wesleyan chapel, octagonaland in the modern Gothic style, was built in 1862; and there are four other Methodist chapels, an Independent chapel, a mission-house, a Roman Catholic chapel, two national schools, and charities £5.

Tranmere through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th September 2021

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