infobox UK place
population= 6,900 (2001 Census}citeweb|url=http://www.wirral.gov.uk/factsandfigures/census2001/oneward2recset.asp?ref=TS30|title=Wirral 2001 Census: Pensby|work=Metropolitan Borough of Wirral|accessdate=10 May|accessyear=2007]
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= Wirral West
dial_code= 0151 648
os_grid_reference= SJ271829 Pensby is a large village on the
Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England, located to the north east of Heswall. It is part of the Pensby & Thingwall Ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirraland is situated within the parliamentary constituency of Wirral West. At the 2001 Census, the population of the village was 6,900 ] and the total population for the ward was 13,314. [citeweb|url=http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=5941377&c=pensby&d=14&e=16&g=361640&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&enc=1&dsFamilyId=129|title=2001 Census: Pensby & Thingwall (Ward)|work=Office for National Statistics|accessdate=10 May|accessyear=2007]
The name Pensby comes from Old Norse, meaning a village or settlement at a hill called "Penn".citebook|last=Sulley|first=Philip|title=The Wirral Hundred|date=1889 ] The "by"
suffix, included in neighbouring place names such as Frankby, Greasby, and Irby, is believed to be Vikingin origin.
Pensby was originally a village in Woodchurch Parish,
Wirral Hundred. The population was 22 in 1801, 48 in 1901 and 2,996 in 1951. [citeweb|url=http://www.fhsc.org.uk/genuki/CHS/pensby.html|work=GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy|title=Cheshire Towns & Parishes: Pensby|accessdate=11 March|accessyear=2007]
Lower Pensby was previously known as Newtown. This was due to the building of new houses around the turn of the 20th century at the crossroads of Pensby Road and Gills Lane. [citebook|title=Arwe: The Story of Arrowe, Pensby and the Liverpool Slave Trade|first=Greg|last=Dawson|date=1994|publisher=Dawson Publishing|isbn=0-9522598-1-8]
1 April 1974, local government reorganisation in England and Wales resulted in most of Wirral, including Pensby, transfer from the county of Cheshireto Merseyside.
Pensby's primary schools are Ladymount RC Primary, Pensby Park Primary and Pensby Infants and Junior schools (also known as Green Bank). Pensby Infants and Junior Schools are to combine due to falling pupil numbers.Fact|date=July 2008 The local secondary schools are Pensby High School for Boys, which was renamed
Pensby Sports Collegein 2005 by the Department for Education and Skills, [citeweb|url=http://www.pensbysportscollege.wirral.sch.uk/index.html|title=Pensby Sports College|accessdate=11 March|accessyear=2007] and Pensby High School for Girls.
Everton FCfootballer Dixie Deanplayed for FC Pensbyin his early days, on the fields at the side of Gills Lane. He was sold to Tranmere Rovers for the fee of a new kit for the team. [citeweb|url=http://www.bluekipper.com/dixie/legend.htm|title=Everton History - Dixie Dean|work=bluekipper.com|accessdate=18 March|accessyear=2008]
* [http://www.itpas.org.uk Irby Thurstaston & Pensby Amenity Society]
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