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Alvanley, Cheshire

Historical Description

Alvanley, a village, a township, and a parish in Cheshire, near Delamere Forest, 1½ mile S of Helsby station on the L. & N.W. and Birkenhead railways, and 3 miles SSW of Frodsham, with a post office under Warrington; money order and telegraph office, Helsby. Acreage, 1513; population, 328. The manor belonged for many generations to the Arderne or Arden family, and gave them the title of Baron. The title became extinct in 1857. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; value, £141 with gift from the Patron, the Earl of Haddington, of;;£105. The church was built in 1860 near the site of a chapel erected in the reign of Henry VI.

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 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyCheshire West and Chester
RegionNorth West
Postal districtWA6
Post TownFrodsham