CONGLETON: St. Peter (Church of England)

Chapel Street.

Church History

An ancient chapel in the parish of Astbury: St. Mary, which became a district church for part of the townshp of Congleton in 1867. The boundaries of "The District Chapelry of Saint Peter, Congleton" were described in the London Gazette of 21 May 1867:

"All that part of the parish of Astbury, in the county of Chester, and in the diocese of Chester which is comprised within and is co-extensive with that portion of the township of Congleton wherein the present incumbent of the said parish of Astbury now possesses the exclusive cure of souls ; all which said portion of such township is bounded upon the west, by the new parish of Saint James, Congleton, some time part of the said parish of Astbury; upon the north, by the township of Hulme Walfield, in the same parish of Astbury; upon the east, partly by the new parish of Christ Church, Eaton, partly by the particular district of Saint John, Buglawton, and partly by the new parish of Saint Stephen, Congleton, all some time part of the said parish of Astbury; and upon the south, partly by the particular district of the Holy Trinity, Mosley, some time part of the said parish of Astbury, and partly by the township of Newbold Astbury, in the parish of Astbury aforesaid."

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1719-1975 ; M 1719-1772, 1839-1931 ; B 1719-1913 — Cheshire Record Office (P 260)
C from 1975 ; M from 1931 ; B from 1913 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1719-1953 ; M 1719-1772, 1839-1931 ; B 1719-1913 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1719-1917 ; M 1719-1772, 1839-1931 ; B 1719-1913 — Manchester Archives & Local Studies ; Family History Society of Cheshire ; Congleton Library
Bishop's Transcripts1745, 1749-50, 1752-86, 1789, 1792, 1796 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesC 1750-1769 (microfilmed transcript) — Society of Genealogists' Library
M 1711-1754 — North & East Cheshire Marriage Index - may be viewable at subscription sites such as ancestry or findmypast
M 1839-2003 — Cheshire BMD (CE:1027)
Monumental InscriptionsFamily History Society of Cheshire (Congleton Group, edited by P. V. Bingham), 1972
NotesC 1711-1848 ; M 1711-1724 ; B 1711-1848 — copied in the registers of Astbury: St. Mary
M 1773-1839 — see Astbury: St. Mary

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