Catalogue description Records of the Chester and Birkenhead Railway Company

This record is held by Liverpool Record Office

Details of 385 CHE
Reference: 385 CHE
Title: Records of the Chester and Birkenhead Railway Company
Date: 1838-1847



385 CHE/1 Reports, 1838 - 1847, 21 items


385 CHE/2 Accounts, 1841 - 1847, 33 items


385 CHE/3 Newscuttings, 9 items


385 CHE/4 Miscellaneous Ms. material, 2 items


385 CHE/5 Miscellaneous Printed Material, 3 items

Held by: Liverpool Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Chester and Birkenhead Railway Company, 1837-1860

Physical description: 68 items
Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by the family of Alderman A.H. Arkle, J.P., of Oxton, Birkenhead, 4 January 1934.


The Chester and Birkenhead railway, opened in 1840, was the earliest Wirral line.

Custodial history:

Old no. Dq 4324

  • Railway transport
Administrative / biographical background:

Contracts for the first part of the line, from Birkenhead to Eastham, were made with Messrs. Bowers, Murray and Brownbill and, for the residue of the line, to Chester, with Messrs. Clements and Henry.


The company was taken over by the London and North Western and Great Western Companies, jointly, in 1860.

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