HURDSFIELD: Holy Trinity (Church of England)

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Church History

Built in 1839 as the district church for the township of Hurdsfield (previously served by Macclesfield: St. Michael & All Angels).

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1886 January 22 — enlarged when the following area was transferred from Prestbury: St. Peter: "All that contiguous portion of the parish of Prestbury in the county and diocese aforesaid wherein the present incumbent of such parish now possesses the exclusive cure of souls which is bounded upon the west upon the south-west and upon the north-west by an imaginary line
    commencing at the point in the middle of the River Bollin (distant about seventy links to the north-east of the northern side of Hibel-road Bridge), where the boundaries of the said parish
    of Prestbury of the new parish of Saint Paul Macclesfield in the county and diocese aforesaid and of the new parish of (Saint Michael) Macclesfield in the same county and diocese, al! meet, and extending thence first northward and then north-westward along the middle of the said River Bollin for a distance of 31 chains or thereabouts to its junction with the stream called or known as Shoresclough Brook and extending thence north-eastward along the middle of the last-named stream for a distance of one chain and three-quarters or thereabouts to the boundary which divides the said parish of Prestbury from the new parish of the Holy Trinity, Hurdsfield aforesaid all which said hereinbefore described portion of the parish of Prestbury aforesaid is bounded upon the remaining sides other than upon the west the south-west and the north-west as aforesaid that is to say upon the north-east and upon the south-east by the new parish of the Holy Trinity, Hurdsfield aforesaid and upon the south by the new parish of Saint Paul Macclesfield aforesaid".
  • 1886 January 22 — enlarged when the following area was transferred from Macclesfield: St. Paul: "All that contiguous portion of the new parish of Saint Paul Macelesfield aforesaid which is bounded upon the south and upon the west by an imaginary line commencing at the point where the boundary which divides the said new parish of the Holy Trinity Hurdsfield from the new parish of Saint Paul Macclesfield aforesaid crosses the middle of the street called or known as Eastgate, and extending thence westward along the middle of the last-named street for a distance of two chains and three-quarters or thereabouts to its junction with King-street and extending thence northward along the middle of the last-named street for a distance of four and a half chains or thereabouts to its junction with Queen-street and extending thence westward along the middle of the last-named street for a distance of two and a half chains or thereabouts to its junction with Commercial-road and continuing thence still westward and in a direct line across the last-named road to the boundary in the middle of the line of the Macclesfield Committee Railway which boundary divides the said new parish of Saint Paul Macclesfield from the new parish of (Saint Michael) Macclestield aforesaid all which above-described portion of the new parish of Saint Paul Macclesfield aforesaid, is bounded upon the remaining sides other than upon the south and upon the west as aforesaid that is to say upon the north-west the north the north-east and the east as follows upon the northwest by the new parish of (Saint Michael) Macclesfield aforesaid, upon the north by the above-described portion of the parish of Prestbury aforesaid, upon the north-east and upon the east by the new parish of the Holy Trinity Hurdsfield aforesaid".
  • 1886 January 22 — reduced when the following area was transferred to Macclesfield: St. Paul: "All that portion of the said new parish of the Holy Trinity Hurdsfield which is bounded upon the north-west and upon the north-east by an imaginary line commencing at th« point where the boundary which divides the said new parish of Saint Paul Macclesfield from the new parish of the Holy Trinity Hurdsfield aforesaid crosses the middle of the street called or known as Eastgate as aforesaid, and extending thence north-eastward along the middle of the last-named street for a distance of two and a half chains or thereabouts to its junction with Waterloo-street and extending thence south-eastward along the middle of the last-named street for a distance of four and three-quarter chains or thereabouts to the boundary which divides the said new parish of the Holy Trinity Hurdsfield from the new parish of Saint Paul Macclesfield aforesaid."
  • 1968 November 22 — (details not available)

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1839-1927 ; M 1840-2006 ; B 1839-1940 — Cheshire Record Office (P 165)
C from 1927 ; M from 2006 ; B from 1940 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1839-1927 ; M 1840-1969 ; B 1839-1940 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1839-1927 ; M 1840-1930 ; B 1839-1940 — Manchester Archives & Local Studies ; Family History Society of Cheshire ; Macclesfield Library
Bishop's Transcripts1846-1847 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesM 1840-2007 — Cheshire BMD (CE:1047)
Monumental InscriptionsPublished by the Macclesfield Ferrets/Graveyard Press, 1987

Explanatory NotesIndex of Churches