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Helsby, Cheshire

Historical Description

Helsby, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Frodsham parish, Cheshire. The village stands at the foot of a range of hills, 2 miles SW of Frodsham, and has a station on the Helsby and Hooton branch of the Birkenhead railway, and on the L. & N.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Warrington. Acreage of township, 1320; population, 1154. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Cholmondeley. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester; gross value, £175 with residence. The church is modern. There are Wesleyan and Free Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCheshire 
Civil parishFrodsham 
Poor Law unionRuncorn 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Helsby from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Helsby are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyCheshire West and Chester
RegionNorth West
Postal districtWA6
Post TownFrodsham