NEVER before will Frodsham have been home to a more colourful Lord of The Manor.
Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse, who has inherited the ancient title after buying Ridge Manor House on Manley Road, is a far cry from his predecessors.
The Lordship of Frodsham can be traced back to 1086 and William the Conqueror's Domesday Book land register.
The manor is said to have been granted to a family who assumed the name Frodsham.
It has even been held by the royal family, most notably Edward the Black Prince, eldest son of Edward III, in the mid 14th century.
But few former Lords of the Manor will have routinely dyed their hair red, white, blonde, and now bright yellow, as Cisse has this season.
His arrival in Frodsham has been welcomed by Liverpool fans.
David Anderson, 34, of Park Lane, said: 'Danny Murphy used to live here until he moved to Charlton and we would see him at bars like Amore and popping to Sayers for a pasty.
'He used to sign autographs on receipts for people at the Co-op.
'I'm pleased we now have Djibril Cisse to replace him.
'I'm not sure whether this title means he'll be able to drive his cattle through my garden or a tractor up the main street, but I'll have to go and pay homage to him.
'I'm just not sure whether the Lord of Frodsham should have such wacky hairstyles.'
As well as stables, tennis courts and an indoor pool, Cisse's new home boasts a ballroom, billiards room, two conservatories, a sauna and garaging for six cars.
Its former owner, Raymond Longster, who acquired the Lord of The Manor title 14 years ago from the Malpas-based Cholmondeley family, did not wish to comment on the sale.
But when the house went on the market last year he told The Chronicle : 'We've lived here for 25 years and will be sorry to leave the place.
'But our family has grown up now and it just doesn't make sense for two people to live in a house like this.
'I'm giving away the title, although it's something I'll regret not having.
'I think it's right it should stay with the house. It's a local title that should stay in Frodsham.'
Mr Longster said it was 'quite something to have two official names'.
He said: 'I use the title on letterheads and you can legally use it on cheque books and credit cards.
'It has sometimes come in handy booking restaurants and hotels, and the Americans have loved it when I've been there.'
Nick Withinshaw, a negotiator at estate agents Jackson-Stops and Staff, said: 'This is a distinctive and stylish home at the top end of the market.
'It's in a good spot with lovely views and is very private.'