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The village has three pubs, a hotel, one school, and a garden center. Childer Thornton is exactly halfway in distance between Birkenhead and Chester and one of the pubs is named 'The Halfway House', which was a stagecoach stop between Chester and New Ferry in the 1770s.[1] Childer Thornton's other pubs are 'The Burleydam' and 'The White Lion'. The Village Petrol Station is equipped with a charging station for electric vehicles.


Childer Thornton is in the Anglican parish of Hooton, with an attractive parish church made of local sandstone, situated just outside the village itself. It was built between 1858 and 1862, at a cost of £5,000.[2]


The busy A41 road runs through the middle of Childer Thornton. Despite this, the area is relatively unspoilt, with the M53 motorway effectively diverting away from the bulk of through traffic.

There is currently no railway station in Childer Thornton, the nearest station is Little Sutton, on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network between Ellesmere Port and Liverpool.

The village is however servered by frequent bus services:

Route No. From To Via Frequency Company Notes
1 Liverpool Chester Chester Zoo Every 15 mins First
2 Liverpool Chester Hope Farm Every 10 mins Arriva/First
811/817 Leasowe Broughton Birkenhead Every 1 Hour Cumfybus
359 Neston (Raby Park Road) Ellesmere Port Willaston (a.m.)/Ledsham Road (p.m.) 1 a.m. journey and 1 p.m. journey Helms of Eastham
272 Arrowe Park Ellesmere Port Willaston Hourly Eazibus / Helms of Eastham


  1. ^ Guide To Ellesmere Port,, retrieved 28 June 2007
  2. ^ Urbanisation of Ellesmere Port, Whitby High School, archived from the original on 3 October 2011, retrieved 28 June 2007