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"ALVANLEY, a chapelry in the parish of FRODSHAM, second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 3 miles (S. S. W.) from Frodsham, containing 284 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, and in the patronage of J. Arden, Esq. The chapel is dedicated to St. Mary: from 1787 till within these few years the performance of divine service was discontinued in it, in consequence of the smallness of the minister's income. Alvanley gives the title of baron to the Arden family." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Alvanley was a township in Frodsham Ancient Parish, Eddisbury Hundred (SJ 4973), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Commonside, Four Lane Ends, Teuthill (part), and Yarrangall Green.
  • The population was 314 in 1801, 312 in 1851, 319 in 1901, 287 in 1951, and 485 in 2001.


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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+)

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Lost part to Helsby (34 acres, pop. 22 in 1931)

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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)