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Survey of English Place-Names

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Parish in the County of Cheshire


The ecclesiastical parish of Eastham was created about 1152 as a chapelry of Bromborough parish, v. 234, 239infra . It contained the townships 1. Eastham, 2. Hooton, 3. Netherpool, 4. Overpool, 5. Great Sutton, 6. Little Sutton, 7. Childer Thornton, and also (8) part of Whitby 198infra .It would seem that Stanlow and Great Stanney 185, 182supra belonged here originally, Eastham being the mother church of the men of Stanney in 1186–91 Whall (ChetOS xi533), cf. Orm2 ii397. Eastham township with part of Hooton is now included in the c.p. of Bebington Municipal Borough (245infra ). The rest of the ancient parish, with Great Stanney and Stanlow, is included in the c.p. of Ellesmore Port Municipal Borough (198infra ).

Major Settlements