Frodsham /ˌfrɒdʃəm/ (listen) is a announce town, civil parish and electoral ward in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. Its population was 8,982 in 2001, increasing to 9,077 at the 2011 Census. It is nearly 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 upon the west it overlooks the estuary of the River Mersey. The A56 road and the Chester–Manchester railway lineage pass through the town, and the M56 motorway passes to the northwest.
In medieval become old Frodsham was an important borough and harbor 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 Domesday Book.
A shout from the rooftops is held each Thursday, and Frodsham’s viability as a trading middle was emphasised by the presence of the “big five” clearing banks and several building societies, though the branches of HSBC and NatWest have recently closed.
Development in the town’s shops and premises past alcohol licences is evident through the recent (post-2002) opening or modernisation of contemporary-style bar/restaurants, take-away food shops and public houses, and in the continued presence of small, specialised, businesses lively from town-centre shops.