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Prenton, Wirral

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Prenton, Wirral

Prenton is a suburb of Birkenhead, Merseyside, on the Wirral Peninsula, England and a 'post town' in the CH postcode area. Administratively, it is also a ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. Before local government reorganisation on 1 April 1974, it was part of the County Borough of Birkenhead, within the county of Cheshire. At the 2001 Census, the population of Prenton was 14,429, consisting of 6,787 males and 7,642 females.
Post townPRENTON
Administrative CountyWirral
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ3086
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0151
Population14,429 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Prenton, Wirral has been known in the past


Prenton, Wirral in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Prenton, township, Woodchurch par., Cheshire, 3 miles SW. of Birkenhead, 640 ac., pop. 111.

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