Bromborough  Cheshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bromborough like this:

BROMBOROUGH, a township and a parish in Wirrall district, Cheshire. The township lies on the Mersey, and on the Birkenhead and Chester railway, 4½ miles S by E of Birkenhead; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Chester. It had formerly a weekly market; and it adjoins the Eastham ferry on the Mersey. ...

Acres, 2,600; of which 1,080 are water. Real property, £8,210. Pop., 1,094. Houses, 198. The parish includes also the township of Brimstage. Acres, 3,612. Real property, £9,632. Pop., 1,279. Houses, 229. The manor belongs to S. Mainwaring, Esq. Bromborough Hall is the seat of R. Rankin, Esq. Bromborough Pool, a creek of the Mersey, is occupied by the Liverpool floating gunpowder magazines; and has on its shore the establishment of Price's Patent Candle Company. A small priory was founded at Bromborough, about 902, by Ethelfleda. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £230.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter ofThe church was rebuilt, in the early English style, in 1865, at a cost of £5,000. There are two chapels of ease, a large national school built in 1869 at a cost of £2,000, and charities £5.

Bromborough through time

Bromborough is now part of Wirral district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wirral has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bromborough itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bromborough, in Wirral and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 03rd April 2020

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