From 1894 to 1974 it formed part of the West Lancashire Rural District. On 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, it was transferred to the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley in the new metropolitan county of Merseyside.
The Simonswood parish was transferred back to Lancashire (to the West Lancashire district), on 1 April 1994. At the time of this transfer the area of the parish was 830 hectares (8.3 km2; 3.2 sq mi), and the population was 150.
- "2001 Census: Simonswood". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 May 2008.
- "Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside (County and Metropolitan Borough Boundaries) Order 1993". Office of Public Sector Information. Retrieved 2 December 2005.
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