BURLEYDAM: St. Mary & St. Michael (Church of England)

Whitchurch Road

Church History

Founded in 1735 as a chapel to Wrenbury: St. Margaret. In 1869 it became the district church for parts of the townships of Dodcott cum Wilkesley and Newhall (previously served by Wrenbury: St. Margaret and Audlem: St. James the Great). The boundaries of "The Consolidated Chapelry of Burleydam" were described in the London Gazette on 16 February 1869:

"All that portion of the chapelry of Wrenbury, in the parish of Acton, in the county of Chester, and in the diocese of Chester, and also all that contiguous portion of the parish of Audlem in the same county and diocese, which are comprised within and are bounded by an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary, which divides the said chapelry of Wrenbury from the parish of Audlem aforesaid, at a point in the centre of Barnet Brook Bridge, that is, in the middle of the road leading from Aston, past Royle's Green, and Dodcott cum Wilkesley, to Market Drayton, and extending thence southward for a distance of three miles or thereabouts, along the middle of the said road, to its junction with the road leading to the Morfey, at or near to Wilkesley Lodge, which forms the northern entrance to Shavington Park, and extending thence south-westward along the middle of the last described road to the boundary dividing the said county of Chester from the county of Salop, and extending thence generally north-westward for a distance of seven miles, or thereabouts, along the said county boundary, to its junction on the western side of Combermere Park, with the boundary, which divides the said chapelry of Wrenbury from the parish of Marbury, in the said county of Chester, and in the diocese of Chester, and extending thence north-eastward along the last-mentioned parish boundary, (thereby following the wall or fence forming the western boundary of Combermere Park) as far as the point where the same parish boundary diverges to the north-west, and extending thence generally eastward along the middle of the wall or fence forming the northern boundary of Combermere Park as aforesaid, as far as the point where the said wall or fence impinges upon .the Whitchurch and Nantwich Road, near to the northern end of the road leading to Boldriding, and extending thence north-eastward,.for a distance of half a mile or thereabouts along the middle of the said Whitchurch and Nantwich Road, to its junction with a certain cross road, leading past Moor Hall, into the road which leads from Aston to Market Drayton, as first mentoned, and extending thence first south eastward and the north-eastward along the middle of the said cross road, to its junction with the road leading from Aston to Market Drayton as aforesaid, and extending thence southward, for a distane of three quarters of a mile or thereabouts, along the middle of the last described road, to the first described point in the centre of Barnet Brook Bridge aforesaid, where the said imaginary line commenced."

Church Records

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

Original Registers C 1770-1958 ; B 1869-1873 — Cheshire Record Office (P 44)
C from 1959 ; M from 1869 ; B from 1873— Church
Microfilm Copies C 1770-1958 — Cheshire Record Office ; Manchester Archives & Local Studies ; Family History Society of Cheshire ; Nantwich Library
Bishop's Transcripts 1869-79, 1883-86, 1915-22 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office ; Family History Society of Cheshire
Copies and Indexes M 1869-1973 — Cheshire BMD (CC:1020)
Notes C 1831-1844 — missing

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