Place:Frodsham, Cheshire, England

Alt namesFrodsham Bridgesource: hamlet in parish
Frodsham Marshsource: hamlet in parish
Marsh Greensource: hamlet in parish
Newton by Frodshamsource: hamlet in parish
Snidley Moorsource: hamlet in parish
Froteshamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 53
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Town
Coordinates53.3°N 2.733°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoEddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Runcorn Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Frodsham is a market town and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. Its population was 8,982 in the UK census of 2001. It is approximately 3 miles (5 km) south of Runcorn, 16 miles (26 km) south of Liverpool, and 28 miles (45 km) southwest of Manchester. The River Weaver runs to its northeast and on the west it overlooks the estuary of the River Mersey. The A56 road and the Chester–Manchester railway line pass through the town, and the M56 motorway passes to the northwest.

In medieval times Frodsham was an important borough and port belonging to the Earls of Chester. Its parish church, St. Laurence's, still shows evidence of a building present in the 12th century in its nave and is referenced in the Domesday Book.

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Frodsham was a township in Frodsham ancient parish in the Eddisbury Hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlets of Frodsham Bridge, Frodsham Marsh, Marsh Green, Newton by Frodsham and Snidley Moor. The population was 1250 in 1801, 2179 in 1851, 2728 in 1901, 5245 in 1951, and 8982 in 2001. (Source: GENUKI)

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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