Alvanley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1741 from chapelry in Frodsham Ancient Parish.
Parish church: St. Mary
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1809
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1811
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
ALVANLEY, a township-chapelry in Frodsham parish, Cheshire; near Delamere forest, 1¾ mile S of Dunham r. station, and 3 SSW of Frodsham. Post Town, Frodsham under Preston-Brook; Acres, 1,532. Real property, £2,171. Pop., 330. Houses, 55. The manor has belonged, for many generations, to the Arden family; and gives them the title of Baron. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £160. Patrons, the Hon. Miss Arden and others. The church was built in 1860, and a national school in 1861.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
ALVANLEY, a chapelry, in the parish of Frodsham, union of Runcorn, Second division of the hundred of Eddisbury, S. division of the county of Chester, 3 miles (S. S. W.) from Frodsham; containing 314 inhabitants, and comprising 1532 acres of land, whereof the soil is clay and sand. The manor was held under the earls of Arundel at an early period by Richard de Pierpoint and Robert de Alvanley, who sold it to Sir Philip de Orreby; and it came by marriage, in the reign of Henry III., to the Arden family. When Sir Richard Pepper Arden, master of the rolls, was created a peer, in 1801, he took the title of Lord Alvanley from this place; and it is now held by his son and successor, the present lord. The living is a donative; net income, £47; patron, Lord Alvanley. The chapel is dedicated to St. Mary. A Sunday school has been established.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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- County: Cheshire
- Civil Registration District: Runcorn
- Probate Court: Pre-1541 – Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 – Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Pre-1541 – Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 – Chester
- Rural Deanery: Frodsham
- Poor Law Union: Runcorn
- Hundred: Eddisbury
- Province: York