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Ledsham is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is located on the Wirral Peninsula, to the north of Capenhurst and to the west of Ellesmere Port. The village includes parts of the hamlets of Badger's Rake and Two Mills, and has a population of 88,[1] increasing to 181 at the 2011 census.[2]

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Inglewood Manor Hotel, Ledsham
Ledsham is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population181 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ358745
Civil parish
  • Ledsham
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCH66
Dialling code0151
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°15′50″N 2°57′47″W / 53.264°N 2.963°W / 53.264; -2.963Coordinates: 53°15′50″N 2°57′47″W / 53.264°N 2.963°W / 53.264; -2.963


Formerly a township in Neston civil parish, Wirral Hundred. The population was 56 in 1801, 94 in 1851, 82 in 1901 and 116 in 1951. [3]

The village was served by Ledsham railway station on the former Chester and Birkenhead Railway. Originally, a local cottage was used as the station building, until the provision of more substantial facilities.[4] At its height, Ledsham station had four platforms and was situated at the southern end of the railway's quadrupled section. The station never achieved the commercial potential expected by its owners, primarily due to its remote rural location.[5] Ledsham station closed completely on 20 July 1959.[4] However, two tracks of the line are still extant as part of the Merseyrail network, with stations at Hooton and Capenhurst.

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  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Chester Retrieved 2009-12-20
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  3. ^ Cheshire Parishes: Ledsham, GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy, retrieved 15 April 2007
  4. ^ a b Maund, T.B. (2000), The Birkenhead Railway, The Railway Correspondence & Travel Society, ISBN 0-901115-87-8
  5. ^ Merseyside Railway History Group (c. 1994), Railway Stations of Wirral, Ian & Marilyn Boumphrey, ISBN 1-899241-02-7

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