infobox UK place
static_image_caption= The ventilation tower for the Kingsway Tunnel
population= 15,158 (2001 Census)citeweb|url=http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=3&b=5941374&c=seacombe&d=14&e=16&g=362085&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1211633569532&enc=1|title=2001 Census: Seacombe|work=Office for National Statistics|accessdate=24 May|accessyear=2008]
region= North West England
Seacombe is a district of the town of
Wallasey, on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. Administratively, Seacombe is a ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. Before local government reorganisation in 1 April 1974, it was part of the County Boroughof Wallasey, within the geographical county of Cheshire. At the 2001 Census, the population of Seacombe was 15,158, (7,081 males and 8,077 females.
Seacombe is dominated by three landmarks. The first of these is one of the terminals for the
Mersey Ferry, the legendary "Ferry 'cross the Mersey" described by Gerry and the Pacemakers. The ferry travels in a triangular route between the Seacombe, BirkenheadWoodside and Liverpool Pier Headterminals. The second landmark is the parish church of St Paul. The third is a building housing some of the ventilation systems for the Kingsway Tunnel, a colossal structure which faces the river. It consists of two huge grilles which resemble stereo speakers, and a central concrete flue-like structure. This building has an almost identical counterpart on the Liverpool side of the river.
Seacombe was originally a terminus for the
Wirral Railway; however, passenger services ended on 4 January 1960and all services on the line terminated on 16 June 1963. Much of the line to Seacombe station was used as the approach road to the Kingsway Tunnel.
Claims to fame
The area was immortalised in the title of "Party Seacombe", an instrumental by
George Harrisonon his " Wonderwall Music" album. Falkland Road in Seacombe, which runs from King Street to Liscard Road, is the birthplace of the writer, peace campaigner and philosopher Olaf Stapledon, (1886 - 1950), author of " Last and First Men" and " Star Maker". Stapledon's birth certificate gives his place of birth as "Poolton (sic) - cum - Seacombe".
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