Bromborough, Cheshire Family History Guide

Bromborough is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Brimstage.

Alternative names: Bromborow, Bromborrow, Brombro

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1580
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Nether Bebington
  • Neston
  • Eastham

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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 of Chester. The 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.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cheshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wirral
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Wirral
  • Poor Law Union: Wirral
  • Hundred: Wirral
  • Province: York