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Guide to Birkenhead
Located on the south bank of the River Mersey, on the Wirral Peninsula, Birkenhead is characterised by Gothic architecture and extensive parkland. With a wide variety of culture, education, leisure and retail options on the doorstep - and close to both rail and road transport networks - Birkenhead is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral.
Guide to Eastham
Home of a Middle Ages ferry service to Liverpool, Eastham has been inhabited in some form since the Anglo-Saxon period and its name, when literally translated, means ‘East Home’ in reference to its location relating to the important Anglo-Saxon centre of Willaston. The village is located on the south east of the Wirral peninsula and is a part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral.
Guide to Greasby
One of the longest settled areas in the UK, with signs of human habitation dating back to 8500BC, Greasby (which has been spelled multiple ways - including Gravesberie in the Anglo-Saxon Domesday Book) is a small village in the northwest of the Wirral Peninsula and is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral.
Guide to Leasowe
Leasowe, from the Anglo-Saxon Leasowes meaning meadow pastures, has been a part of the ancient Wirral area for hundreds of years and boasts many historic buildings - including some more and less successful firsts. Located on the north coast of the Wirral Peninsula, the area is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral.
Guide to Liscard
Though Liscard appears in documents no earlier than the 13th Century, the name hints at a longer past and is likely from the Welsh Llys Carreg meaning ‘hall at the rock’, the township sits to the north east of the Wirral Peninsula and is a part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside, England.
Guide to New Brighton
A seaside destination for tourists for hundreds of years, New Brighton was a popular seaside resort for the gentry of the Regency period (early 19th Century) and has been a popular summer spot for locals and tourists alike. New Brighton is a part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside.
Guide to Parkgate
Parkgate was built as a port town following the silting of the River Dee prevented shipping at Chester, Burton and Neston, it was located at the gates of the Neston’s hunting park - hence the name Parkgate. The village is on the banks of the River Dee and 100 km2 of salt marsh - separated by a sandstone sea wall. It is part of the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester.
Guide to Pensby
A village located on the west of the Wirral Peninsula and forming part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Pensby derives its name from Old Norse meaning a village near the hill called ‘Penn’ - this is unique in the surrounding towns which take their -by suffix from the time of Viking occupation.
Guide to Seacombe
Notable for its Grade 2 listed ferry terminal and parish church of St Paul, Seacombe is another of the Wirral’s ancient areas and is mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Domesday Book - a ‘Great Survey’ written following the crowning of William the Conqueror - as Seccum. It is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside.
Guide to Thingwall
Like many of its fellow villages on the Wirral, Thingwall takes its name from Old Norse - specifically þing vollr meaning ‘assembly field’ - and the area has been inhabited for longer still. With its older buildings and walls constructed from local yellow sandstone, Thingwall is a picturesque village on the Wirral Peninsula and part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside.
Guide to Thurstaston
Like many of its neighbours, Thurstaston can trace its history back to at least the 11th Century and its name to the anglicisation of Old Norse - in this case Thorsteinn-tún or ‘the farm or homestead of Thorsteinn’. Located on the west of the Wirral Peninsula, Thurstaston is a part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral.
Guide to Tranmere
Like much of the Wirral, Tranmere owes its name to early Viking settlers and the name Tranmere is the result of the gradual anglicisation of Trani-melr meaning, roughly, ‘the sandbank with the cranes’. Tranmere is a suburban town on the Wirral Peninsula and part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside.
Guide to Upton
Located in the northern part of the Wirral Peninsula and equidistant from both the River Dee and River Mersey, Upton is a village that dates back to at least the 13th Century and owes its name, like the other places in the UK called Upton, to an Old English description Upp-tūn, translated approximately to ‘farm upon a hill’.
Guide to Wallasey
Situated at the mouth of the River Mersey, Wallasey’s name has Germanic origins and derives from Walha and the suffix -ey and translates approximately to Island of Strangers. The town hosted a forerunner to the modern Derby horse race on the sands at Leasowe and was home to the first guide dog school. Wallasey is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside.
Guide to West Kirby
Located at the mouth of the River Dee, on the north west tip of the Wirral Peninsula, West Kirby is a town which dates back to at least the Viking era - its name, originally Kirkjubyr, translates from the Norse as ‘village with a church’. Famous in the area for its beautiful marine lake, Kirby is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside.