The etymology of Frodsham's name is not entirely clear.A literal translation of the Old English would give personal name of Frod or 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).
Located around Faulkner Street in the heart of the city centre, next to Piccadilly Gardens and the Gay Village, it's the perfect place to start or end your night, with some restaurants staying open until 3am.All the major styles of English medieval architecture, from Norman to Perpendicular, are represented in the present building. Like that at York, the vault is of wood, imitating stone.The cathedral and former monastic buildings were extensively restored during the 19th century (amidst some controversy), and a free-standing bell-tower was added in the 20th century. Seth Derwall completed the south transept to a Perpendicular Gothic design, as seen in the transomed windows of the clerestory.The cathedral (formerly the abbey church of a Benedictine monastery, dedicated to Saint Werburgh) is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. There are a number of windows containing fine Flowing Decorated tracery of this period.Since 1541 it has been the seat of the Bishop of Chester. The work ceased in 1375, in which year there was a severe outbreak of plague in England.To help you plan your night out, we've gathered together restaurants in Manchester near to the main entertainment venues.
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A market is held each Thursday, and Frodsham's viability as a trading centre was emphasised by the presence of the "big five" clearing banks and several building societies, though the branches of HSBC and Nat West have recently closed.
Development in the town's shops and premises with 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 operating from town-centre shops.
The cathedral is a Grade I listed building, and part of a heritage site that also includes the former monastic buildings to the north, which are also listed Grade I. The building of the nave was recommenced in 1485, more than 150 years after it was begun. Remarkably, for an English medieval architect, he maintained the original form, changing only the details.
The cathedral, typical of English cathedrals in having been modified many times, dates from between 1093 and the early 16th century, although the site itself may have been used for Christian worship since Roman times. The nave was roofed with a stellar vault rather like that of the Lady Chapel at Ely and the choir at York Minster, both of which date from the 1370s.