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"NORLEY, a township in the parish of FRODSHAM, second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 5 miles (S. E.) from Frodsham, containing 434 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Norley was a township in Frodsham ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5572), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Blakemere, Breech Moss, Flaxmere, Gadbank, Hambletts Hollow, Houndslough, Maddocks Hill and Pytchley Hollow.
  • The population was 376 in 1801, 698 in 1851, 656 in 1901, 852 in 1951, and 1186 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+)
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Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2012)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1882 March 25 — Lost detached part No.1 to Kingsley (4 acres, pop. 5 in 1881), and detached part No.2 to Crowton (5 acres, pop. 0 in 1881).
  • 1883 March 25 — Gained a detached part of Crowton (3 acres, pop. 0 in 1891, including Firwood Moss).
  • 1936 April 1 — Gained parts of Kingsley (142 acres, pop. 23 in 1931) and Kingswood (421 acres, pop. 28 in 1931).
  • 1988 April 1 — Gained parts of Crowton and Delamere, and lost part to Crowton.
  • 2015 April 1 — Lost parts to Crowton and Delamere & Oakmere, and gained parts of Crowton, Cuddington (near Weaverham), and Manley.

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Runcorn
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Runcorn (1949-74)