Seacombe, Cheshire Family History Guide

Seacombe is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1847 from Wallasey Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Poulton cum Seacombe, Poulton with Seacomb, and Poolton cum Seacombe.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1847
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1851; 1885

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Welsh Presbyterian, Baptists, Wesleyans, Welsh Calvinists, and Roman Catholics.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Wallasey

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SEACOMBE, a chapelry in Wallasey parish, Cheshire; on the river Mersey, opposite Liverpool, 1½ mile NNW of Birkenhead r. station. It was constituted in 1847; and it has a post-office under Birkenhead, a steam-boat station, and two good hotels. Rated property, £13,278. Pop., 3,683. Houses, 611. The manor was held, in the time of Henry VI., by the Houghs under the Pooles. Many of the inhabitants now are Liverpool merchants. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £250. Patrons, Trustees. The church is modern; was enlarged in 1859; is in the pointed style of the 13th century; and has a tower and spire 120 feet high. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, Welsh Calvinists, and Roman Catholics.

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