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"HELSBY, a township in the parish of FRODSHAM, second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¼ miles (S. W. by W.) from Frodsham, containing 378 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Helsby was a township in Frodsham ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 4975), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Irondish (part) and Teuthill (part).
  • The population was 268 in 1801, 692 in 1851, 1572 in 1901, 2739 in 1951, and 4701 in 2001.


  • Frodsham: St. Lawrence (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Helsby.
  • Helsby: St. Paul (Church of England). Built in 1870 as a chapel to Frodsham: St. Lawrence, becoming the district church for Helsby in 1875.
  • Helsby, St. Mary Magdalene (Roman Catholic), Upper Rake Lane. Built in 1961.
  • Helsby, Methodist (Trinity) Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1853, closed in 1960. Registers of marriages 1931-58 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
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    Helsby, Methodist (Zion/Central) Chapel
    (Wesleyan). Built in 1858.
  • Helsby, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), The Avenue. Built in 1902, closed in 1965.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Helsby area or see them printed 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

  • 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Alvanley (34 acres, pop. 22 in 1931)
  • 1988 April 1 — Gained part of Frodsham

You can see the administrative areas in which HELSBY has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


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)