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Birkenhead is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England.
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Wirral Peninsula

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Historically in Cheshire, it is on the Wirral Peninsula, along the west bank of the River Mersey, opposite the city of Liverpool.
Wirral contains both affluent and deprived areas, with affluent areas largely in the west, south and north coast of the peninsula, and deprived areas concentrated in the east, around the built-up district of Birkenhead.

Metropolitan Borough of Wirral

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Birkenhead is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England.
Major settlements include Birkenhead, Wallasey, Bebington, Heswall, Hoylake and West Kirby.

Birkenhead Park

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During the 19th century Birkenhead expanded greatly, becoming a town as a consequence of the Industrial Revolution, with Birkenhead Park and Hamilton Square being examples of the era.
Birkenhead Park is a major public park located in the centre of Birkenhead, Merseyside, England.

Mersey Ferry

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The recorded history of Birkenhead began with the establishment of Birkenhead Priory and the Mersey Ferry in the 12th century.
The Mersey Ferry is a ferry service operating on the River Mersey in north west England, between Liverpool and Birkenhead/Wallasey on the Wirral Peninsula.

Birkenhead Priory

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The recorded history of Birkenhead began with the establishment of Birkenhead Priory and the Mersey Ferry in the 12th century.
Birkenhead Priory is in Priory Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England.

Mersey Railway

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Later, the Mersey Railway connected Birkenhead and Liverpool, with the world's first tunnel beneath a tidal estuary.
The Mersey Railway was the first part of the passenger railway connecting the communities of Liverpool, Birkenhead, and now the rest of the Wirral Peninsula in England, which lie on opposite banks of the River Mersey, via the Mersey Railway Tunnel.

Woodside, Merseyside

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The name Birkenhead probably means "headland overgrown with birch", from the Old English bircen meaning birch tree, of which many once grew on the headland which jutted into the river at Woodside.
Woodside is a small riverside locality in Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, England, situated almost opposite Liverpool Pier Head across the River Mersey.

Cammell Laird

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Birkenhead is perhaps best known for the shipbuilding of Cammell Laird, and for the town's seaport.
The company came about following the merger of Laird, Son & Co. of Birkenhead and Johnson Cammell & Co. of Sheffield at the turn of the twentieth century.

Hamilton Square

During the 19th century Birkenhead expanded greatly, becoming a town as a consequence of the Industrial Revolution, with Birkenhead Park and Hamilton Square being examples of the era.
Hamilton Square is a town square in Birkenhead, Wirral, England.

Wirral Waters

During the first half of the 21st century, the Wirral Waters development is planned to regenerate much of the dockland.
Wirral Waters is a large scale £4.5bn development that has been proposed by the Peel Group for Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, England.

Bidston

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The borough included the parish of Birkenhead St. Mary and the townships of Bidston, Claughton with Grange, Oxton, Tranmere and part of Bebington, later known as Rock Ferry.
Bidston is a village, a parish and a suburb of Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, in the modern county of Merseyside.

Tranmere, Merseyside

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The borough included the parish of Birkenhead St. Mary and the townships of Bidston, Claughton with Grange, Oxton, Tranmere and part of Bebington, later known as Rock Ferry.
Tranmere is a suburb of Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, England.

Rock Ferry

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The borough included the parish of Birkenhead St. Mary and the townships of Bidston, Claughton with Grange, Oxton, Tranmere and part of Bebington, later known as Rock Ferry.
Rock Ferry is an area of Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula, England.

Oxton, Merseyside

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The borough included the parish of Birkenhead St. Mary and the townships of Bidston, Claughton with Grange, Oxton, Tranmere and part of Bebington, later known as Rock Ferry.
Oxton is a suburb of Birkenhead, Merseyside, England.

Claughton, Merseyside

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The borough included the parish of Birkenhead St. Mary and the townships of Bidston, Claughton with Grange, Oxton, Tranmere and part of Bebington, later known as Rock Ferry.
Claughton is a residential district in Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, England.

Upton, Merseyside

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The townships of Landican, Prenton and Thingwall were added in 1928, followed by Noctorum, Upton and Woodchurch in 1933.
Upton is a village in the northern part of the Wirral Peninsula, England, and is situated within 4 mi of Birkenhead, 4 mi of the Dee Estuary, a similar distance from the River Mersey, and 2 mi from the Irish Sea.

Prenton

The townships of Landican, Prenton and Thingwall were added in 1928, followed by Noctorum, Upton and Woodchurch in 1933.
Prenton is a suburb of Birkenhead, Merseyside, England.

Woodchurch

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The townships of Landican, Prenton and Thingwall were added in 1928, followed by Noctorum, Upton and Woodchurch in 1933.
Woodchurch is an area of Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula, in England.

Merseyside

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Birkenhead is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England.
The Liverpool Urban Area is the fifth most populous conurbation in England, and dominates the geographic centre of the county, while the smaller Birkenhead Urban Area dominates the Wirral Peninsula in the south.

John Laird (shipbuilder)

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An iron works was initially established by William Laird in 1824 and was joined by his son John Laird in 1828.
John Laird (14 June 1805 – 29 October 1874) was a shipbuilder and key figure in the development of the town of Birkenhead.

Great Float

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Birkenhead is perhaps best known for the shipbuilding of Cammell Laird, and for the town's seaport.
The docks run approximately 2 mi inland from the River Mersey, dividing the towns of Birkenhead and Wallasey.

Noctorum

The townships of Landican, Prenton and Thingwall were added in 1928, followed by Noctorum, Upton and Woodchurch in 1933.
Noctorum is a suburb of Birkenhead, Merseyside, England, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral.

River Mersey

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Historically in Cheshire, it is on the Wirral Peninsula, along the west bank of the River Mersey, opposite the city of Liverpool.
The course of the river then turns north as the estuary narrows between Liverpool and Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula to the west, and empties into Liverpool Bay.

Thingwall

The townships of Landican, Prenton and Thingwall were added in 1928, followed by Noctorum, Upton and Woodchurch in 1933.
The village is situated to the south west of Birkenhead and north east of Heswall.

Bebington

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The borough included the parish of Birkenhead St. Mary and the townships of Bidston, Claughton with Grange, Oxton, Tranmere and part of Bebington, later known as Rock Ferry.
Nearby towns include Birkenhead and Wallasey to the north-northwest, and Heswall to the west-southwest.