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#284070 - 15th Jan 2009 3:00pm Oldest ? in the Wirral
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any suggestions for
Oldest house in Wirral still lived in
Oldest church in Wirral still used as a church
Oldest hospital in Wirral still used as a hospital
Oldest school in Wirral still used as a school
Oldest Pub in Wirral still used as a Pub [Wheatsheaf Raby?]
Oldest cinema in Wirral still used as a cinema

any other oldest you can think of

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#284074 - 15th Jan 2009 3:13pm Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: derekdwc]
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#284075 - 15th Jan 2009 3:18pm Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: Waddi]
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oldest business, oldest post box, oldest lamp post, oldest telephone box.


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#284077 - 15th Jan 2009 3:31pm Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: bert1]
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I think the oldest Yew tree is in the graveyard in the church in Eastham Village
A notice says it was there in the Domesday Book

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#284089 - 15th Jan 2009 4:14pm Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: derekdwc]
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any suggestions for

Oldest church in Wirral still used as a church



St Albans Church, Liscard was built in 1841 so it may be the oldest.

The oldest continous "site" for a church is St Hilary's, Wallasey as it goes back as far as 445 AD. The current church was built in 1859 when the one before was burnt down. All that is left of the original is the tower which was built in 1530.

The oldest standing building on the Wirral is of course - Birkehead Priory (1150)

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#284098 - 15th Jan 2009 4:55pm Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: bert1]
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Don't know whether its the oldest post box but the one in Balls Rd by the Art gallery is one of a few in GB that has a vertical slot.
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#284105 - 15th Jan 2009 5:33pm Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: bert1]
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Oldest church must be Birkenhead Priory - I think services are still held there

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#284141 - 15th Jan 2009 7:54pm Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: yoller]
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Cottage hospital or st catherines or clatterbridge (well that nearlly about covers all them ) could be contenders for oldest hospitals still used????

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#284159 - 15th Jan 2009 9:18pm Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: ghostly1]
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Birkenhead Priory is the oldest church on wirral 1150 smile It is also the oldest standing building..
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#284175 - 15th Jan 2009 9:55pm Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: SoundLad]
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Your getting mixed up when talking about the priory being the oldes church. The priory was not a church. The oldest church is St Mary's which was built along side the priory. The church was built in 1819. Long before th Parish church of Birkenhead {St Mary's} was built there where already older churches on the wirral. to name but 2, there is the Bidston church in the township of Bidston and Woodchurch church in the township of woodchurch. I could go on and on naming very old churches in various townships on the wirral but would be here all night. The book THE WIRRAL HUNDRED PUBLISHED IN 1889 lists them all. Must warn you it is HEAVY READING.
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#284934 - 19th Jan 2009 12:06am Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: jimbob]
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#284978 - 19th Jan 2009 9:57am Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: SoundLad]
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Here's a list from the 1947 plan book, which covers the town & out as far as Woodchurch. Jimbob is right about Bidston & Woodchurch.


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#284983 - 19th Jan 2009 10:47am Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: chriskay]
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While on this sub-topic, just a quick mention that some church plans are available online

http://www.churchplansonline.org/
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#286648 - 25th Jan 2009 4:10pm Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: derekdwc]
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2nd Birkenhead Scout Group oldest in the world

1885 Mersey Railway tunnel, first successful underwater tunnel in the world

On Leasowe Road is the first building in the world to be heated entirely by solar energy. St George’s School was built in 1961 to the designs of Emslie Morgan, a “genius” who spent a lifetime looking into ways of harnessing the sun’s rays. His research resulted in the “Solar School”, a matchbox like building with, on one side a drab, windowless façade and on the other I0,000 square feet of glass, a giant solar wall. The wall is built of glass leaves two feet apart. These draw the ultra violet rays from sunshine and bounce them around the walls of the classrooms. The walls become warm and heat the air. Hardly any warmth escapes through the school’s massively thick roof and walls covered with slabs of plastic foam. On the coldest days it is always 6o degrees Fahrenheit inside, and in summer the school is cooler than its more conventional neighbours, for panels inside the glass wall can be turned to deflect heat or absorb it. It need hardly be said that, despite the uniqueness of the building at the time of its erection, it was left to foreign designers to take up the invention and use it on a world wide scale.

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#287061 - 26th Jan 2009 10:15pm Re: Oldest ? in the Wirral [Re: derekdwc]
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Woodside Ferry is the oldest ferry terminal in the country


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