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"ALPRAHAM, a township in that part of the parish of BUNBURY which is in the first division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 3½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Tarporley, containing 409 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Alpraham was a township in Bunbury ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5860), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Barrets Green (part) and Highwayside.
  • The population was 335 in 1801, 518 in 1851, 481 in 1901, 381 in 1951, and 373 in 2001.


  • Bunbury: St. Boniface (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Alpraham.
  • Tilstone Fearnall: St. Jude (Church of England). The district church for Alpraham from 1901.
  • Alpraham, Methodist (Central) Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1882, replacing a smaller building nearby built in 1845. Registers of marriages 1905-1962 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Alpraham, Methodist (Grove) Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1828, closed in 1962. Registers of marriages 1931-1962 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

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Civil Registration

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

Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)

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Politics and Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Voting Registers

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