Childer Thornton

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Childer Thornton
Childer Thornton is located in Cheshire
Childer Thornton
Childer Thornton
Childer Thornton shown within Cheshire
OS grid reference SJ368776
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOOTON
Postcode district CH66
Dialling code 0151
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°17′31″N 2°56′56″W / 53.292°N 2.949°W / 53.292; -2.949Coordinates: 53°17′31″N 2°56′56″W / 53.292°N 2.949°W / 53.292; -2.949

Childer Thornton is a village on the Wirral Peninsula, in the unitary authority Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, located between Hooton and Little Sutton.

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 the bulk of through traffic.

The village has three pubs, one school and a garden centre. Childer Thornton is exactly half way in distance between Birkenhead and Chester and one of the pubs is named 'The Halfway House', which was a stage coach stop between Chester and New Ferry in the 1770s.[1] Childer Thornton's other pubs are 'The Burleydam' and 'The White Lion'.

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]

There is currently no railway station in Childer Thornton but there are 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