Place:Alpraham, Cheshire, England

Alt namesHighwaysidesource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.133°N 2.617°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBunbury, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which the township was located until 1866
Eddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was once situated
Nantwich Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Crewe and Nantwich District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it was located 1974-2009
Cheshire East District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority in which it is located since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Alpraham is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. Its central area is situated on the A51 road, between Nantwich and Chester, and it is about seven miles north-west of Nantwich. The 2011 Census gave the parish's population as 407.

Alpraham was until 1866 a township in the ancient parish of Bunbury. There is a sketchmap of the ancient parish on the Bunbury page.

GENUKI provides the following information

Alpraham was a township in Bunbury ancient parish in Eddisbury Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The ancient parish church for the township of Alpraham was St. Boniface (Church of England) in Bunbury. In 1901 St. Jude's in Tilstone Fearnall became the district church for Alpraham. There has been a Primitive Methodist congregation in Alpraham since 1845 and a Wesleyan Methodist congregation existed from 1828 until 1962. Portions of registers of both chapels are at the Cheshire Record Office.

The parish includes the hamlets of Barrets Green (part, redirected to Calveley) and Highwayside. The population was 335 in 1801, 518 in 1851, 481 in 1901, 381 in 1951, and 373 in 2001.

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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