Norley, Cheshire Family History Guide

Norley is a chapelry of Frodsham Ancient Parish in Cheshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1855
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1855

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NORLEY, a village and a township-chapelry in Frodsham parish, Cheshire. The village stands near Delamere forest, 2¾ miles WSW of Acton r. station, and 4½ SE of Frodsham; is a scattered place; and has a post-office under Preston-Brook. The chapelry comprises 1,367 acres. Real property, £3,303. Pop., 728. Houses, 145. The manor belongs to A. H. S. Barry, Esq. Norley House is the seat of the Hon. A. Lascelles; and Norley Hall, of S. Woodhouse, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £64. Patron, S. Woodhouse, Esq. The church was built in 1832, repaired and improved in 1863; and is in the pointed style, with a pinnacled tower. There are chapels for Wesleyans and United Free Methodists, and an endowed churchschool.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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