Place:Helsby, Cheshire, England


Alt namesHelesbesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 53
Coordinates53.267°N 2.767°W
Located inCheshire, England
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Helsby is a large village and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England and administered by the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester. At the 2001 Census, Helsby had a population of 4,701.


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There are traces of Stone Age and Iron Age settlements on the Helsby hill, but the first known settlers of Helsby were the Vikings in the 10th century. In fact, the name 'Helsby' is derived from the Viking name Hjallr-by, meaning "the village on the edge" (placenames with the suffix "by" often denote Viking/Danish origins, e.g. Derby, Grimsby, Whitby, etc.).

The village was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 under the Norman name of Hellesbe. The Manor of Helsby was owned by a series of aristocratic landowners, most recently the Marquis of Cholmondeley.

In 1968, Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru (Welsh Defence Movement), a Welsh republican movement, blew up a water pipe at Hapsford near Helsby. The water pipe was carrying water from Chester to Liverpool.

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