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Kingsley, Cheshire

Historical Description

Kingsley, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Frodsham civil parish, Cheshire. The village stands near Delamere Forest, 3 miles SE of Frodsham station on the L. & N.W. and Birkenhead railways, and 3 W of Acton station on the L. & N.W.R., and has a post office under Warrington; telegraph office, Frodsham. The township extends to the river Weaver, and comprises 2709 acres; population, 1111. Finney Hill is a lofty eminence, and a pit of good rock marl is near it. The ecclesiastical parish includes also the township of Newton-by-Frodsham, and was constituted in 1851. Population, 1209. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; net value, £181 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Frodsham. The church was built in 1850 from designs by Sir Gilbert Scott, and was restored In 1880. There are Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist, 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 Kingsley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Kingsley 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