TUSHINGHAM: St. Chad (Church of England)

Also known as: Malpas: St. Chad

Church History

Founded in 1691 as a chapel to Malpas: St. Oswald. In 1860 it became the district church for the townships of Agden, Bradley, Chidlow, Macefen and Tushingham with Grindley, and parts of the townships of Bickley, Hampton and Malpas. The boundaries of "The District Chapelry of Saint Chad, Malpas" [sic] were described in the London Gazette on 3 August 1860:

"All those several portions of the parish of Malpas, in the county and diocese of Chester, which are respectively comprised within the townships of Agden, Bradley, Chidlow, Macefen and Tushingham-cum-Grindley. And also all that portion of the township of Bickley, in the same parish, which is situate to the west of an imaginary line, commencing upon the boundary between the said township and the township of Tushingham-cum-Grindley aforesaid, at a point in the middle of the turnpike road leading from Whitchurch to Cholmondeley, and extending thence northward along the middle of the said road for a distance of eight hundred and sixty-three yards or thereabouts, to a point opposite to the middle of the brook, called Bickley Brook, flowing from Bar Mere, and extending thence north-westward along the middle of such brook to its junction with Bar Mere aforesaid, and extending thence northward in a direct line across Bar Mere to a point on the eastern side of Bickley Mill Pond, where a boundary stone is placed, inscribed 'M. St. C. D. C., 1860, No. 1,' and extending thence in a direct line north-westward to a point in the middle of the road leading from Bickley to Norbury, opposite to a boundary stone placed on the western side of the said road and inscribed 'M. St. C. D. C., 1860, No. 2,' and extending thence south-westward along the middle of the last-mentioned road for a distance of four hundred and thirty-two yards or thereabouts, to a point opposite to the middle of the brook, called Bickley or Brade Meadow Brook, and extending thence north-westward along the middle of the same brook to the boundary of the said township of Bickley. And also all that portion of the township of Hampton, in the same parish, which is situate to the south and east of an imaginary line commencing on the boundary between such township and the township of Bickley aforesaid, at a point opposite to the middle of the fence which divides the enclosure, numbered e 13 on the Tithe Commutation Map of the said parish of Malpas, and on the map hereunto annexed from the enclosures numbered respectively g 5 and g 6 on the same maps,
and extending thence westward to and along the middle of such fence, and of the fences which divide the enclosures numbered respectively e 12, e 11, e 10 and e 8, on the said maps, from the enclosures numbered respectively g 7, d 2, e 5, e 6 and e 7, on the same maps, and across the road leading from No Man's Heath to Hampton Post, to the middle of a certain stream flowing by Goff's Heath into Bradley Brook, and extending thence in a direction generally southward along the middle of the last-mentioned stream to the boundary of the said township of Hampton. And also all that portion of the township of Malpas, in the same parish, which is situate to the south of an imaginary line, commencing on the boundary between the said township and the township of Hampton aforesaid, at a point in the middle of the last-mentioned stream flowing by Goff's Heath into Bradley Brook and extending thence south-westward along the middle of the said stream as far as the middle of the road leading from Malpas to No Man's Heath, and extending thence first westward and then south-westward along the middle of such road, to a point opposite to the middle of the stream, called Baw Brook, and extending thence northward along the middle of such brook as far as a point opposite to the middle of the fence which divides the enclosure numbered 659 on the before-mentioned maps, from the enclosures numbered respectively 649, 650
and 652 on the same maps, and extending thence westward to and along the middle of such fence to a point opposite to the middle of the fence, which divides the enclosure numbered 653 on the said maps, from the enclosure numbered 652 as aforesaid, and extending thence southward to and along  he middle of the last-mentioned fence to the
middle of the road leading from Malpas to No Man's Heath aforesaid, and extending thence eastward along the middle of such road for a distance of forty-nine yards or thereabouts, to the middle of Baw Brook aforesaid, and extending thence in a direction generally southward along the middle of such brook, and along the middle of Bradley Brook afaresaid, to the boundary of the said township of Malpas".

On 25 May 1880 the name of the district was changed to "The District Chapelry of Saint Chad, Tushingham".

Church Records

C = Christenings (Baptisms) ; M = Marriages ; B = Burials ; BTs = Bishop's Transcripts

Original Registers C from 1861 ; M from 1868 ; B from 1861 — Church
Bishop's Transcripts 1861-1872 — Cheshire Record Office (microfilmed)
Copies and Indexes M 1868-1958 — Cheshire BMD (CW:CE50)

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