HYDE: St. George (Church of England)

Church Street/Great Norbury Street.

Church History

Founded in 1832 as a chapel to Stockport: St. Mary the Virgin, becoming the district church for the township of Hyde in 1843. The boundaries of "The Chapelry District of Saint George, Hyde" were described in the London Gazette on 10 January 1843:

"The chapelry district of Saint George, Hyde, is to consist of the township of Hyde, being bounded on or towards the north and east by the parish of Mottram in Longdendale; on the south by the township of Werneth, in the parish of Stockport; and on the west by the river Mersey, which divides it from the parish of Manchester"

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1846 September 8 — reduced when part of the township of Hyde was transferred to Hyde: St. Thomas.
  • 1880 February 27 — reduced when part of the township of Hyde was transferred to Gee Cross: Holy Trinity.
  • 1881 December 9 — reduced when the following part of the township of Hyde was transferred to the Lancashire church of Haughton: St. Anne (in the diocese of Manchester): "All that contiguous portion of the said new parish of Saint George Hyde which is bounded on the south-east and on the east by an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary which divides the new parish of Saint Mary the Virgin Haugbton within the original limits of the parish of Manchester aforesaid from the new parish of Saint George Hyde aforesaid at a point in the centre of Clarke's Bridge over the River Tame at the southern end of Mill-lane and expending thence north-eastward to and along the middle of the said lane for a distance of twelve chains and a halt, or.thereabouts to its junctionwith Bead-street „ and extending thence south-eastward along the middle of the last-named street for a distance of seven chains or thereabouts to its junction with Alfred-street and with Alma-street and continuing thence still in precisely the same direction and in a straight line for a distance of six chains or thereabouts across the open
    space in front of Barnfield Mill to a point on the middle of the Peak Forest Canal and extending thence first northward and then north-westward along the middle of the said canal for a distance of thirty-four chains and a half or thereabouts to the boundary which divides the new parish of Saint George Hyde aforesaid from the new parish of Saint Mary Newton in Mottram aforesaid all which above described portion of the new parish of Saint George Hyde aforesaid is bounded on the remaining sides other than the south-east and east, that is to say upon the north upon the west and upon the south as follows, upon the north by the new parish of Saint Mary Newton in Mottram aforesaid, upon the west partly by thehereinbefore described portion of the new parish of Christ Church Denton aforesaid, and partly by the new parish of Saint Laurence Denton aforesaid, and on the south by the new parish of Saint Mary the Virgin Haughton aforesaid or in other words upon, the west and upon the.south by the River Tame aforesaid".
  • 1891 October 2 — reduced when part of the townshp of Hyde was transferred to Newton Flowery Field: St. Stephen.

Church Records

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

Original Registers C 1832-1971 ; M 1839-1983 ; B 1832-1973 — Cheshire Record Office (P 60)
C from 1971 ; M from 1983 — Church
Microfilm Copies C 1832-1922 ; M 1839-1940 ; B 1832-1973 — Cheshire Record Office ; Tameside Local Studies
C 1832-1892 ; M 1839-1900 ; B 1832-1899 — Manchester Archives & Local Studies
C 1832-1909 ; M 1837-1940 ; B 1832-1899 — Family History Society of Cheshire
Copies and Indexes M 1839-1983 — Cheshire BMD (TA:CE28)
Monumental Inscriptions Transcript by the North Cheshire Family History SocietyCheshire Record Office ; Stockport Heritage Library

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