Poulton, Merseyside

Not to be confused with Poulton Lancelyn, a locality of Bebington.

St Luke's Church, Poulton
 Poulton shown within Merseyside
OS grid referenceSJ308911
    London  180 mi (290 km)[1] SE
Metropolitan boroughWirral
Metropolitan county Merseyside
RegionNorth West
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town WALLASEY
Postcode district CH44
Dialling code 0151
ISO 3166 code GB-WRL
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK ParliamentWallasey
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Coordinates: 53°24′44″N 3°02′51″W / 53.4123°N 3.0475°W / 53.4123; -3.0475

Poulton is an area of the town of Wallasey, on the Wirral Peninsula, England. It is bordered by Liscard to the north, Seacombe and Egremont to the east. West Float, the former Wallasey Pool - which gave the area its name - is to the south.


Originally a small fishing and farming hamlet, Poulton developed in the 19th century through the expansion of the docks and associated industries, becoming part of Poulton-cum-Seacombe[2] before the two areas split.


Poulton lies on the eastern side of the Wirral Peninsula, approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) south-east of the Irish Sea at New Brighton, 9 km (5.6 mi) east-north-east of the Dee Estuary at West Kirby and about 2 km (1.2 mi) west of the River Mersey at Seacombe. The area is situated at an elevation of about 17 m (56 ft) above sea level.[3] West Float is to the south of Poulton, separating it from Birkenhead.


Poulton Road is the main street that runs through this area, with Rostherne Avenue, Mill Lane and Gorsey Lane amongst others connecting to it.

The area was served by Liscard and Poulton railway station on the Seacombe branch of the Wirral Railway. Passenger services ended on 4 January 1960 and all services on the line terminated on 16 June 1963. Much of the line was used as the approach road to the Kingsway (Wallasey) Tunnel.


  1. "Coordinate Distance Calculator". boulter.com. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. "Great Britain: OS Six Inch, 1888-1913". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  3. "SRTM & Ordnance Survey Elevation Data in PHP". Retrieved 1 November 2016.


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Areas of Wallasey

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