About Frodsham

Frodsham's Coat of Arms

Frodsham's Coat of Arms

Frodsham is a market town, civil parish and electoral ward under the authority of Cheshire West and Chester within the county of Cheshire, England. Its population is over 9,100. It is situated approximately 3 miles (5 km) south of Runcorn, 16 miles (26 km) south of Liverpool, and 28 miles (45 km) southwest of Manchester. 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.

In medieval times Frodsham was an important borough and port belonging to the Earls of Chester. Its parish church, St. Laurence's, still exhibits evidence of a building present in the 12th century in its nave and is referenced in the Domesday Book.

Frodsham Bee

The 'Frodsham Bee' emblem adopted by Frodsham Parish Council

Nearby attractions

Its nearby attractions include Castle Park Arts Centre; Foxhill Arboretum and Lady Heyes Craft and Antiques Restoration Centre. A market is held each Thursday along the the main street.

Frodsham's viability as a trading centre had been emphasised by the presence of the "big five" clearing banks and several building societies, although branches of HSBC and NatWest have since disappeared.

The town (status granted in 1993 by the town council in from its previous 'village' status) has seen a lot of development of shops and premises with alcohol licences, with the opening of many contemporary-style bars, rrestuarants, take-away food shops and public houses in the presence of small, specialised businesses operating from town-centre shops. The town also has many ameneties including a leisure centre, community centre and a large public park.

The full Frodsham panel appears on tourists boards throughout the town.


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