MARSTON: St. Paul (Church of England)

Church History

Built in 1874 as a chapel to Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints. In 1875 it became the district church for most of the township of Marston, and part of the township of Wincham (previously served by Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints and Lostock Gralam: St. John the Evangelist). The boundaries of "The Consolidated Chapelry of Saint Paul, Marston" were described in the London Gazette on 19 March 1875:

"All that portion of the parish of Great Budworth, in the county of Chester, and in the diocese of Chester, wherein the present incumbent of such parish now possesses the exclusive cure of souls, which is comprised within and is co-extensive with the limits of the main portion of the township of Marston, and also all that contiguous portion of the new parish of Saint John the Evangelist, Lostock Gralam, in the said county and diocese, which is comprised within and is co-extensive with the limits of that part of the township.of Wincham which is bounded on the south and on the south-west by the parochial chapelry of Witton-cum-Twambrook, in the parish of Great Budworth aforesaid, on the north-west partly by the township of Marbury, in the said parish, and partly, by the main portion of the township of Marston aforesaid, and on the remaining side, that is to say, on the east by an imaginary line
commencing upon the boundary which divides the said township of Marston from the township of Wincham aforesaid, at a point in the middle of the road leading from Marston to Lostock Gralam; and extending thence, south-eastward, for a distance ot twenty-two and a half chains, or thereabouts, along the middle of the said road to its intersection by Wincham-lane; and extending thence, southward, for a distance of fifteen and a half chains, or thereabouts, along the middle of the last-named lane to its junction with the footpath leading past Cranage Mill, and communicating with the road leading from Lostock Gralam to Northwich; and extending thence, for a distance of fifty-four and a half chains, or thereabouts, first eastward, and then generally southward, along the middle of the said footpath (thereby crossing the Trent and Mersey Canal, and passing to the west of the buildings and premises called or known as Cranage Mill aforesaid) to the boundary at the centre of Cranage Mill Bridge which carries the same footpath over Wincham Brook, which boundary divides the said new parish of Saint John the Evangelist, Lostock Gralam, from the parochial chapelry of Wittonoum-Twambrook aforesaid."

The church closed in 1965, and the district was abolished on 3 August the same year, when its area was transferred to Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints.

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1874-1965 ; M 1875-1964 ; B 1875-1931 — Cheshire Record Office (P 57)
B from 1931 — held at Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints
Microfilm CopiesC 1874-1950 ; M 1875-1950 ; B 1875-1931 — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesM 1875-1964 — Cheshire BMD (CW:704)
Monumental InscriptionsFamily History Society of Cheshire (edited by M. Bullock), 1994

Explanatory NotesIndex of Churches