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Wirral

/ˈwɪrəl/
noun
1.
the Wirral, a peninsula in NW England between the estuaries of the Rivers Mersey and Dee
2.
a unitary authority in NW England, in Merseyside. Pop: 313 800 (2003 est). Area: 158 sq km (61 sq miles)
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  • It is now in direct communication with the Railway world by the opening of the Hawarden and wirral lines.

    The Hawarden Visitors' Hand-Book William Henry Gladstone
  • Brunanburh has been thought by some writers of history to be the village of Bromborough in wirral.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • The encroachment of the sea upon the wirral shore has been very gradual, p. 65but regular, for many years.

  • There are some Quakers' graves in the woods at Burton in wirral.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • The monks were also freed from attendance at the 'Hundred' Court of the wirral.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • The Stanleys settled at Storeton in wirral in the fourteenth century.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • An interesting name survives in the little hamlet of Thingwall, situated almost in the centre of the wirral.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • We are, fortunately, able to tell almost the exact time at which the settlements in the wirral were made.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • The duke then made a triumphal progress through the villages of wirral.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • Several of the wirral gentry met in a summer-house at Bidston, and talked of a rising in his favour.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey

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