GODLEY CUM NEWTON GREEN: St. John the Baptist (Church of England)

High Street/Sheffield Road.

Church History

Built in 1847 as the district church for the township of Godley and part of the township of Newton (previously served by Mottram In Longdendale: St. Michael and Newton in Mottram: St. Mary). The boundaries of "The District of Godley cum Newton Green" were described in the London Gazette on 7 May 1847:

"All that part of the parish of Mottram in Longdendale, in the county and diocese of Chester, comprised within the township of Godley, in the said parish, and such part of the township of Newton, in the same parish, as is situate on the south eastern side of that part of Hall Bottom Brook flowing wesward of the line of railway called 'the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne, and Manchester Railway,' and on the south western side of the said line of railway, extending from the said brook, to its junction with the township of Godley.

The district was affected by the following boundary change:

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1847-1909 ; M 1850-1963 ; B 1850-1906 — Cheshire Record Office (P 153)
C from 1909 ; M from 1964 ; B from 1907 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1847-1909 ; M 1850-1948 ; B 1850-1906 — Cheshire Record Office
Bishop's Transcripts1847-1872 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesM 1850-1970 — Cheshire BMD (TA:CE25)

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