Welcome to Frodsham Pictures

Pictures of Frodsham's buildings and parklands.

Welcome to Frodsham Pictures

This is a website showcasing the history, the buildings and parklands of the town of Frodsham.

Frodsham town

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 (its the same river weaver that splits into two - one goes under the swing bridge and the other under the stone bridge) and quite a few pubs. There is also a strong sense of community.

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.

Frodsham Bee town logo

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.

Frodsham's nearby attractions include Castle Park, Castle Park Arts Centre and Lady Heyes Craft and Antiques Restoration Centre. A market is held each Thursday along the the main street.