English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Parish in the County of Cheshire


The ancient parish of Woodchurch contained the townships 1. Arrowe, 2. Barnston, 3. Irby, 4. Landican, 5. Noctorum, 6. Oxton, 7. Pensby, 8. Prenton, 9. Thingwall, 10. Woodchurch. Of these, all except Barnston, Irby and Pensby are now included in Birkenhead County Borough. Part of Irby belonged to Thurstaston parish 279infra , and to Woodchurch parish belonged part of Claughton cum Grange township, cf. 316infra .The origin of Woodchurch parish is discussed 267 infra .

Major Settlements