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"ALSAGER, a chapelry in that part of the parish of BARTHOMLEY which is in the hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 5¾ miles (S. E. by S.) from Sandbach, containing 359 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, and in the patronage of the Lord of the Manor. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A school, for the education of children of both sexes, was founded and endowed by Mary, Judith, and Margaret Alsager, who also built and endowed the chapel." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Alsager was a township in Barthomley ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 7955), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Cranberry Moss, Cresswellshawe, Day Green (part), Fanny's Croft, Linley (partly in Staffs), Merelake, Sunnyside, and Talke (partly in Staffs).
  • The population was 275 in 1801, 473 in 1851, 2597 in 1901, 5575 in 1951, and 12578 in 2001.


  • Barthomley: St. Bertoline (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Alsager.
  • Alsager: Christ Church (Church of England). A chapel to Barthomley built in 1789, which became the district church for the township of Alsager in 1852.
  • Alsager: St. Mary Magdalene (Church of England). The district church  from 1898.
  • Alsager: St. Gabriel (Roman Catholic). Opened in 1955.
  • Alsager, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Chapel Lane/Hassall Road. Built in 1834, rebuilt in 1852.
  • Alsager, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Crewe Road. Built in 1862, closed in 1969. Registers of baptisms 1863-1967 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Alsager, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Wesley Place/Lawton Road. Built in 1869.
  • Alsager, United Reformed Church (formerly Independent/Congregational). Built in 1877.

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Civil Registration

  • Congleton (1837-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
  • South Cheshire (1988-98)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

  • Nantwich (1828-39)
  • Northwich (1839-99)
  • Middlewich & Sandbach (1899-1907)
  • Sandbach (1907-67)
  • South East Cheshire (1967-74)
  • Congleton (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)

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Politics and Government

  • Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Alsager Urban District (1894-1974)
  • Congleton (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Crewe (1885-1948)
  • Knutsford (1949-54)
  • Crewe (1955-74)