- Ledsham, Cheshire
infobox UK place
shire_district= Chester District
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= Ellesmere Port and Neston
post_town= ELLESMERE PORT
Ledsham is a village and
civil parishin Chester District, Cheshire, England. It is located on the Wirral Peninsula, to the north of Capenhurstand to the west of Ellesmere Port. The village includes the hamlets of Badger's Rake (part) and Two Mills (part).
Formerly a township in
Nestoncivil parish, Wirral Hundred.The population was 56 in 1801, 94 in 1851, 82 in 1901 and 116 in 1951. [citeweb|url=http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/chs/ledsham.html|work=GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy|title=Cheshire Parishes: Ledsham ] The village was served by a railway stationon the former Chester and Birkenhead Railway. Originally, a local cottage was used as the station building, until the provision of more substantial facilities.citebook|title=The Birkenhead Railway|first=T.B.|last=Maund|publisher=The Railway Correspondence & Travel Society|date=2000|isbn=090-1115-878] At its height, Ledsham station had four platforms and was situated at the southern end of the railway's quadrupled section. The station never achieved the commercial potential expected by its owners, primarily due to its remote rural location.citebook|title=Railway Stations of Wirral|last=Merseyside Railway History Group|publisher=Ian & Marilyn Boumphrey|date=c1994|isbn=1-899241-02-7] Ledsham station closed completely on 20 July 1959. ] However, two tracks of the line are still extant as part of the Merseyrailnetwork, with stations at Hooton and Capenhurst.
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