Thingwall

Thingwall

infobox UK place
country= England
latitude= 53.3532
longitude= -3.0926
official_name= Thingwall
map_type= Merseyside
shire_county= Merseyside
population= 3,140 (2001 Census)citeweb|url=http://www.wirral.gov.uk/factsandfigures/census2001/oneward2recset.asp?ref=TS41|title=Wirral 2001 Census: Thingwall|work=Metropolitan Borough of Wirral|accessdate=5 February|accessyear=2008]
shire_district= Wirral
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= Wirral West
post_town= WIRRAL
postcode_district= CH61
postcode_area= CH
dial_code= 0151
os_grid_reference= SJ270850

Thingwall is a village on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. It is part of the Pensby & Thingwall Ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral and is situated within the parliamentary constituency of Wirral West. At the 2001 Census, Thingwall had 3,140 inhabitants (1,450 males, 1,680 females).

History

Previously a village in Woodchurch Parish, Wirral Hundred, it was added to Birkenhead civil parish in 1933. The population was 52 in 1801, 96 in 1851 and 156 in 1901. [citeweb|url=http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/chs/thingwall.html|title=Cheshire Towns & Parishes: Thingwall|work=GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy|accessdate=5 February|accessyear=2008]

The name indicates that it was once the site of a Germanic "thing" (or "þing"). Similar place names in the British Isles include Tynwald, Dingwall, and Tingwall; see also Thingvellir in Iceland.

References

External links

* [http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/-sczsteve/ Viking Wirral]
* [http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.cgi?client=public&X=327369&Y=384592&width=700&height=410&gride=327550.204266927&gridn=384531.486628711&srec=0&coordsys=gb&db=GB&pc=&zm=0&out.x=5&out.y=4&scale=10000 Multimap map & satelite image]


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