Welcome to Frodsham Pictures
Snaps of Frodsham, Cheshire.
Frodsham town lies within the county of Cheshire, England UK. It used to be a village sitting under the parish council before 1992. Its population is over 10,000 and it is located approximately 3 miles south of Runcorn or 16 miles south of Liverpool. It is a market town (they usually are) of historic buildings, beautiful parklands, canals and quite a few pubs!
The River Weaver runs to its northeast and on the west it overlooks the estuary of the River Mersey. The A56 road and the Chester–Manchester railway line pass through the town, and the M56 motorway passes to the northwest.
The origin of Frodsham
Frodsham is derived from the old words Frod (an old spelling of Ford) and ham which means a village or homestead; hence Frod's village or the Village on the Ford (Ford-ham). Though a more obscure etymology exists which suggests the name means "promontory into marsh". This probably makes sense considering that Frodsham had a promontory castle very close to marshland, though it was more of a fortified Manor or gaol than an actual castle.