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  • Norley was a township in Frodsham ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5572), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Blakemere, Breech Moss, Flaxmere, Gadbank, Hambletts Hollow, Houndslough, Maddocks Hill and Pytchley Hollow.
  • The population was 376 in 1801, 698 in 1851, 656 in 1901, 852 in 1951, and 1186 in 2001.


  • Frodsham: St. Lawrence (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Norley.
  • Norley: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England). Founded in 1833 as a chapel to Frodsham: St. Lawrence, becoming the district church for Norley in 1861.
  • Crowton: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for a detached part of Norley from 1872 to 1881.
  • Norley: Our Lady of the Assumption (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1945. Closed in 1982.
  • Click for photo of churchNorley, Central Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Founded in 1779, rebuilt in 1882. Registers 1871-1891 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Norley, Bethel Methodist Chapel (Free). Built in 1836. Registers 1909-1968 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Click for photo of churchNorley, Zion Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built 1870.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Norley 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 (1837-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2012)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ570724 (Lat/Lon: 53.246854, -2.645881), Norley which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Runcorn (1949-74)