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See Frodsham

  • Frodsham Lordship was a township in Frodsham ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5176), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Frodsham.
  • It included the hamlets of Beacon Hill, Bradley, Crowmere, Dunsdale, Fivecrosses, Irondish (part), Netherton, Overton and Woodhouses.
  • The population was 301 in 1801, 1010 in 1851, and 1403 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Frodsham.


  • Frodsham: St. Lawrence (Church of England). The ancient parish church for Frodsham Lordship.
  • Click for photo of churchOverton, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Five Crosses. Built in 1885.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Prestbury 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

  • Runcorn (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1936)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1883 March 25 — Lost seven detached parts to Frodsham (159 acres, pop. 0 in 1891), and gained eight detached parts of Frodsham (108 acres, pop. 150 in 1891, including Brecon Hill and Five Crosses)
  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Frodsham (2630 acres, pop. 1563 in 1931).
You can see the administrative areas in which Prestbury has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ901771 (Lat/Lon: 53.290757, -2.149984), Prestbury which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1936)