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Here is the first known map of Alsager.

The name 'Alsager' is thought to be derived from a Norwegian called Aella who owned an acre of land (Aella's acre). Later this may have become 'Alsacher' which eventually evolved into 'Alsager'

In the Domesday book there is also a mention of 'Eleacier' held by Earl Hugh and consisting of a mill, farm and hall.

The map on the left is based on 1873 information.

South East Cheshire Studies Unit

This local history research group is based at the Alsager campus of the Manchester Metropolitan University.
If you have any questions about the history of Alsager or old documents/books/photos which might be of interest to historians, SECSU which will be pleased to hear from you. They also have census records useful to family history researchers.

Alsager History Research Group

'Alsager: The Place & Its People'

Published in October 1999 this is a substantial book of over 300 pages with photographs about the history of Alsager. It has an attractive wipe-clean cover . The book traces the history of the town from its origins to the 1970's and has been highly acclaimed. It makes fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in Alsager's past and has tremendous appeal for ex-pats as well as local residents. It would make a wonderful Christmas present for someone far away from home.

The book was researched and written by members of the Alsager History Research Group. All the authors are mentioned in the opening pages. It costs 9.50 from any member of the Alsager History Research Group, from Alsager Public Library, Congleton Borough Council Information Office in Alsager and the Post Office. It can also be ordered by post with 2 extra for post & packing from Mr J. C. Sutton, 5, Beechwood Drive, Alsager, Stoke on Trent, ST7 2HG.
Cheques should be made payable to 'Alsager History Research Group'.

Tour List

Alsager/Christ Church General account by M. E. McEwen written in 1906
Old and New Some old photos with modern day views from the same position.
Lawton Hall Derelict manor at Church Lawton
Saxon Crosses Ancient monument at Sandbach
Mow Cop Castle Hill-top monument and origin of Primitive Methodism
Brereton Hall This old hall is no longer open to the public
Buffalo Bill Visit to Alsager in 1904
Family photos These were sent in by Sheran Ellis (a pupil of Lawton and Brereton schools)
HMS Excalibur Wartime naval training base.

Last Update: 18 Oct 00

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