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Agden (Bowden), Cheshire

Historical Description

Agden, a township in Bowden and Rostherne parishes, Cheshire, 3½ miles SW of Altrincham, and 3 from Dunham Massey station on the L. & N.W.R. Acreage, 607; population, 106. Agden Hall is a modern Elizabethan house, built on the ruins of the old hall, the former seat of the Agden family. It is situated on an elevation, commanding a fine view.

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 parishBowdon 
Poor Law unionAltrincham 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Agden (Bowden) from the following:

Land and Property

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

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.