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"MANLEY, a township in the parish of FRODSHAM, second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 4¾ miles (S. by W.) from Frodsham, containing 333 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Manley was a township in Frodsham ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5172), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Dunham Heath, The Moss, Ravelstone, Siddalls Hill and Simmonds Hill.
  • The population was 108 in 1801, 395 in 1851, 305 in 1901, 793 in 1951, and 548 in 2001.


  • Frodsham: St. Lawrence (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Manley.
  • Alvanley: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England). From 1930 the district church for the township of Manley.
  • Manley, Methodist Church (Primitive). Built in 1859, closed c.1970. Registers 1899-1965 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

For churches and chapels in the area added in 1936, see also Kingswood.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Manley 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+)

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Historical Geography

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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)