BIRKENHEAD: St. Mark (Church of England)

Devonshire Road.

Church History

Built in 1891 as a chapel to Birkenhead: St. John the Evangelist, which became a district church in 1922. The boundaries of "The District Chapelry of Saint Mark, Birkenhead" were described in the London Gazette on 14 February 1922:

"All that part of the New Parish (sometime Particular District) of Saint John, Birkenhead, in the County of Cheater and in the Diocese of Chester, which is bounded upon the south-east by the New Parish of Tranmere, upon the south and upon the west by the New Parish of Christ Church, Claughton-cum-Grange, upon tihe north partly by the New Parish of Saint
Anne, Birkenhead, aiid partly by the New Parish of Saint Matthew, Birkenhead, all in the said County and Diocese, and upon theremaining side, that is to say, upon the east by an imaginary line commencing upon theboundary which divides the said New Parish of Saint Matthew, Birkenhead, from the said New Parish of Saint John, Birkenhead, at the junction of Claughton Road with Bentinck Street and Eastbourne Road, and extending thence south-westward along the middle of Eastbourne Road for a distance of 6½ chains or thereabouts to its junction with Grange Road West and Westbourne Road, and extending thence south-westward along the middle of Westboume Road for a distance of 2 chains or
thereabouts to its junction with Windsor Street, and extending thence south-eastward along the middle of Windsor Street for a distance of 7 chains or thereabouts to its junction with Oxton. Road, and extending thencesouth-westward along the middle of Oxton Road for a distance of 1½ chains or thereabouts to its junction witih Quarry Street, and extending thence south-eastward along the middle of Quarry Street for a distance of 5 chains or thereabouts to its junction with Borough Road where the boundaries of the said New Parish
of Saint John, Birkenhead, the New Parish of Saint Paul, Birkenhead, in the said County and Diocese, and the said New Parish of Tranmere, all meet"

The district was abolished on 12 May 1974, when St. Mark's became part of a unified Birkenhead district based at Birkenhead: St. Anne. It closed on 22 March 1991.

Church Records

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

Original Registers C 1894-1991 ; M 1895-1990 — Cheshire Record Office (P 164)
Microfilm Copies C 1894-1942 ; M 1895-1948 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1894-1942 ; M 1895-1933 — Manchester Archives & Local Studies ; Birkenhead Central Library ; Family History Society of Cheshire
Copies and Indexes M 1895-1963 — Cheshire BMD (WR:BK7)
Notes B — none

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