"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.
|Brookhouse Road, Alsager, United Reformed Church|
|Chapel Lane/Hassall Road, Alsager, Methodist (Wesleyan)|
|South side of Crewe Road (formerly Barthomley Road, Alsager, Methodist (Primitive)|
- Congleton (1837-1937)
- Crewe (1937-74)
- Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
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- 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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