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Parish in the County of Cheshire


The ecclesiastical parish of Bebington contained the townships 1. Higher Bebington, 2. Lower Bebington, 3. Poulton cum Spital, 4. Storeton, 5. Tranmere (now included in the County Borough of Birkenhead). All these townships except Tranmere are now included in Bebington Municipal Borough (chartered 1937) which comprises the c.ps. of Bebington cum Bromborough, Brimstage, Eastham, Poulton cum Spital, Raby, Storeton and Thornton Hough. The boundaries followed in this survey are those of Bryant's map, 1831. The age of the parish is not certainly known.Bebington is not mentioned in DB, but there was a priest maintained in the manor of Poulton (Poulton cum Spital 250infra ) who was probably the parish priest for Bebington, and perhaps the original parish church was at Poulton. Bebington church existed as a chapel, capella de Bebinton , in or before 1093, and it was a parish church by 1291 Tax.

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