CLAUGHTON: St. Michael & All Angels (Church of England)

Church History

Built in 1898 as a chapel to Claughton: Christ Church. In 1912 it became the district church for parts of Claughton with Grange, Birkenhead, and Tranmere (previously served by Claughton: Christ Church and Tranmere: St. Catherine). The boundaries of "The Consolidated Chapelry of Saint Michael and All Angels, Claughton" were described in the London Gazette on 17 May 1912:

"1. All that portion of the new parish (sometime consolidated chapelry) of Christ Church, Claughton-cum-Grange, in the county of Chester and in the diocese of Chester, which iis bounded upon the east and upon the south by the new parish (sometime district chapelry) of Tranmere, in the said county and diocese, and upon the remaining sides, that is to say, upon the west and upon the north, by an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary which divides the said new parish of Tranmere, from the said new parish of Christ Church, Claughton-cum-Grange, at the junction of Carlton Road with Woodchurch Road, and extending thence north-eastward along the middle of Woodchurch Road. for a distance of seventeen chains or thereabouts to its junction with Brattan Road, and extending thence eastward along the middle of Brattan Road for a distance of ten chains or thereabouts to its junction-with Borough Road upon the boundary which divides the said new parish of Christ Church, Claughton-cum-Grange, from the said new parish of Tranmere." "2. And also all those two portions of the said new parish of Tranmere. which are contiguous to the above described portion of the said new parish of Christ Church, Claughton-cum-Grange, and.are situate to the west of the middle of Borough Road."

On 1 August 1958 the district was amalgamated with that of Claughton: Christ Church to form the combined district of "Claughton with Grange". St. Michael's closed in 1960.

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1898-1958 ; M 1898-1958 — Cheshire Record Office (P 73)
Copies and IndexesM 1898-1938 — Cheshire BMD (WR:BK12)

Explanatory NotesIndex of Churches