Hundred of Wirral

Hundred of Wirral

The Hundred of Wirral is the ancient administrative area for the Wirral Peninsula. Its name is believed to have originated from the "Hundred of Wilaveston", the historic name for Willaston, which was an important assembly point in the Wirral Hundred during the Middle Ages. citebook|title=Pictures From The Past: Book 3|last=Young|first=Derek & Marian|pages=p20, p25-26 ] [citeweb|url=http://willaston.majicweb.net/history.htm|title=Willaston in Wirral: History Retrieved 6 September 2007 ] The "ton" suffix in a place name normally indicates a previous use as a meeting location for officials. During its existence, the hundred was one of the Hundreds of Cheshire.

Since local government reorganisation in 1974, the area is split between Merseyside and Cheshire.

Villages

The Hundred was made up of the following villages: [ [http://www.andysutton.co.uk/snipps.htm Wirral Miscellany] Retrieved 12 August 2007 ]

* Barnston
* Capenhurst
* Eastham
* Gayton
* Greasby
* Great Caldy
* Guilden Sutton
* Heswall
* Hoose (present day Hoylake)
* Hooton
* Landican
* Ledsham
* Leighton
* Little Caldy
* Little Neston
* Meols
* Ness
* Neston
* Noctorum
* Pensby
* Poulton
* Prenton
* Puddington
* Raby
* Saughall
* Storeton
* Sutton
* Thingwall
* Thornton Hough
* Thurstaston
* Upton
* Wallasey
* Willaston

ee also

* The Wirral Peninsula

References


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