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  • Altrincham (pronounced All-tringum) was a township in Bowdon ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 7887), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Greater Manchester.
  • It includes the hamlet of Broadheath.
  • The population was 1692 in 1801, 4488 in 1851, 16831 in 1901, 39789 in 1951, and 40376 in 2001.


  • Bowdon: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Altrincham.
  • Altrincham: St. George (Church of England). Built in 1799 as a chapel to Bowdon. A district church for part of Altrincham from 1860.
  • Timperley: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for part of Altrincham from 1852.
  • Dunham Massey: St. Margaret (Church of England). The district church for part of Altrincham from 1855.
  • Altrincham: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England). Built in 1866 as a chapel to St. George. A district church for part of Altrincham from 1867.
  • Broadheath: St. Alban (Church of England). Built in 1890 as a chapel to Altrincham: St. George. A district church for part of Altrincham from 1911.
  • Altrincham: St. Vincent de Paul (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1847.
  • Altrincham: St. Hugh of Lincoln (Roman Catholic), Manchester Road. Built in 1930.
  • Altrincham: St. John the Baptist (Roman Catholic), Thorley Lane. Built in 1957.
  • Broadheath: Holy Angels (Roman Catholic). Built in 1958.
  • Altrincham, Baptist Chapel, Hale Road. Founded in 1887.
  • Altrincham, Baptist Chapel, Railway Street.
  • Altrincham, Bible Christian Chapel, George Street.
  • Altrincham, Christian Brethren Chapel, Lloyd Street.
  • Altrincham, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion), George Street. Founded in 1817. Registers 1819-1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Altrincham, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Devonshire Road.
  • Altrincham, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Oxford Road. Built in 1858. Registers of baptisms 1882-1957 and marriages 1909-1959 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Altrincham, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Chapel Walk. Built in 1795. Registers 1796-1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Altrincham, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Woodlands Road/Bank Street. Built in 1866. Registers of baptisms 1869-1891 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Broadheath, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Manchester Road. Built in 1899.
  • Altrincham, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Borough Road.
  • Altrincham, Salvation Army Mission, Shaws Lane.
  • Altrincham, Unitarian Chapel, Dunham Road. ReBuilt in 1876.
  • Altrincham, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Oxford Road.
  • Altrincham, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Ashley Road. Built in 1899.
  • Bowdon Downs, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Founded in 1839. Registers of baptisms 1840-1969 and marriages 1849-1972 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Broadheath, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Navigation Road/Manchester Road. Built in 1865.
  • Altrincham, Welsh Calvanistic, Willow Tree Road. Built in 1903.

For churches and chapels in the areas added in 1920 and 1936, see also Bowdon, Dunham Massey, Hale and Timperley.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Altrincham area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

  • Altrincham (1837-98)
  • Bucklow (1898-1974)
  • Trafford (1974+)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-74)
  • Altrincham (1874-1974)
  • Trafford (1974+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • Altrincham Local Board (1851-75)
  • Altrincham Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Altrincham Urban District (1894-1937)
  • Altrincham Municipal Borough (1937-74)
  • Trafford Metropolitan Borough [Greater Manchester] (1974+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Altrincham (1836-95)
  • Bucklow (1895-1930).

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Altrincham (1885-1945)
  • Altrincham and Sale (1945-74)