OVER: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England)

Delamere Street.

Church History

Founded in 1863 as the district church for parts of the townships of Marton and Over (previously served by Over: St. Chad and Whitegate: St. Mary). The boundaries of "The District of Saint John the Evangelist, Over" were described in the London Gazette on 13 January 1863:

"All that portion of the parish of Over 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, and also all those several portions of the parish of Whitegate, in the same county and diocese, which are comprised within and bounded by an imaginary line, commencing upon the boundary dividing the said parish of Over from the parish of Little Budworth, in the same county and diocese, at a point in the middle of Oak House-lane, and extending thence northwestward along such, boundary and along the boundary dividing .the. said parish of Whitegate from the parish of Little Budworth aforesaid, to a point in the middle of Chester- lane, and extending thence north-eastward along the middle of the last-named lane to a point in the middle of Mayors Stone Road at or near Salterswall, and extending thence south-eastward along the middle of such road as far as a point opposite to the middle of the south-western end of Knights Grange-lane, and extending thence north-eastward to and along the middle of the last-named lane for a distance of eight hundred and eighty yards, or thereabouts, to a point opposite to a boundary stone inscribed 'O. St. J. D. 1862, No. 1,' and placed upon the eastern side of such lane at a point opposite to the middle of the western extremity of the fence which divides the close numbered 88 upon the tithe commutation map of the said parish of Whitegate, and upon the map hereunto annexed from the close- numbered 83 upon the same maps, and extending thence eastward to such boundary stone, and extending thence first in the same direction to and along the middle of the said fence, and along, the middle of the fence which divides the said close numbered 88 and
the close numbered 89 upon the said maps, from the close numbered 82 upon the same maps, and then continuing north-eastward, along the middle of the last described fence to its extremity, and extending thence in the last-mentioned direction, and in a straight line-across the road leading from Over-lane to Knights Grange to a point in the middle of the south-western end of a .certain road leading to the Salt Works, in the occupation of Mr. Dakin, and Messrs. Bromilow, Haddock, and Company, and extending thence north-eastward along the middle of the last-described road for a distance of two hundred and thirty-six yards, or thereabouts, to a point opposite to a boundary stone inscribed 'O. St. J. D. 1862, No. 2,' and placed on the eastern side of such road, and extending thence eastward to such boundary stone, and continuing thence in the same direction and in a straight line for a distance of sixty-six yards, or thereabouts, across the close numbered 78 upon the last-mentioned maps to a point in the middle of the western end of the Roe Hurst Wood-brook, and extending thence, still eastward along the middle of the said brook to the boundary dividing the said parish of Whitegate from the parish of Davenham in the same county and diocese, in the middle of the River Weaver, and extending thence first south-westward, and then north-eastward along the said boundary as far as a point opposite to a boundary stone inscribed 'O. St. J: D. 1862, No, 3,' and placed on the southern bank of such river at the north-eastern extremity of the fence dividing the close and premises known as the
'Knights Grange Salt Works,' and numbered 15 upon the said maps from the close and premises known as 'Gregwell Salt Works,' and numbered 14 upon the same maps, and extending thence in a straight line south-westward across the said river to such boundary stone, and extending thence in the same direction along the middle of the said fence to the boundary dividing the said parish of Whitegate from the parish of Over before-mentioned, in the middle of the pool known as the Duck Pool, and extending thence north-westward for a distance of one hundred and seventeen yards along such boundary to a point opposite to the middle of the northern end of a certain ravine extending across the close numbered 739 upon the tithe commutation map of the said parish of Over, and upon the said map hereunto annexed, and extending thence south-eastward to and along, the middle of such
ravine to a point in the middle of the fence dividing the close numbered 739 as aforesaid from the close and premises numbered 740 upon the same, maps, and extending thence first south-westward and thence south-eastward along the middle of the last-described fence to its junction with the fence dividing the close numbered 739 as aforesaid, from the close numbered 738 upon the last-mentioned maps, and extending thence eastward to a point in the middle of the northern end of Baker's-lane, and extending thence south-eastward along the middle of such lane to its junction with Over-lane and extending thence northeastward along the middle of the last-named lane as far as a point opposite to the middle of the north-eastern end of Weaver-street leading to Ways Green, and passing between the house and, premises late in the occupation of Mr. Charles' Parkes, grocer, (now void), and belonging to Mr. George Eachus, of Northwich, in the said county of Chester, and the warehouse and stores in the occupation of the Winsford Co-operative Society, and extending thence south-westward to and along the middle of such street for a distance of two hundred and eleven yards or thereabouts as far as a point opposite to the middle of the eastern end- of the fence, dividing the close numbered 758 upon the last-mentioned maps from the close numbered 785 upon the same maps, and extending thence, first westward to and along the middle of such fence, and then either southward or westward along the middle of the fences which divide the closes numbered respectively 769, 770, and 772 upon the said maps from the closes numbered respectively 784. and 783 upon the same maps, to the western extremity of the fence 'dividing the close numbered 772 from the close numbered 783 as aforesaid, and extending thence first in a direct line south-westward to a point in the middle of Buggins-lane, and then westward along the middle of such lane as far as a point opposite 'to the middle of the north-eastern end of an occupation road leading to the close numbered 282 upon the said last-mentioned maps, and extending thence in the last-mentioned direction to and along the middle of the last-described road as-far as a point opposite to the middle of the eastern end of the fence which divides the close numbered 288 upon the said maps from the close numbered 268 upon the same maps, and extending then first westward to and along the middle of the last-mentioned fence,
and then south-westward, and then northwestward; along the middle of the fences which divide, the closes numbered respectively 290, 305, 306, 310, and 312 upon such maps from
the closes numbered respectively 289, 263, 261, 259, 313, 314, and 315 upon the same maps to a point in the middle of the eastern end of a certain occupation road leading from the said .close numbered 312 opposite to the middle of the north-western extremity of the fence dividing the close numbered 312 from the close numbered 315 as aforesaid, and extending thence westward along the middle of the last described occupation road to a point in the middle of the Over and Nantwich-road, and extending thence north-westward along the middle of the last-named road to its junction with Oak House Lane aforesaid, and extending thence in a direction generally south-westward along the middle of such lane to the point upon the boundary dividing the parish of Over from the parish of Little Budworth as aforesaid, where the said imaginary line commenced".

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1863-2000 ; M 1863-1982 ; B 1863-2001 — Cheshire Record Office (P 222)
C from 2000 ; M from 1982 ; B from 2001 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1863-1928 ; M 1863-1948 ; B 1863-1938 — Cheshire Record Office ; Winsford Library
Copies and IndexesM 1863-1974 — Cheshire BMD (CW:142)
Monumental InscriptionsPublished by the Family History Society of Cheshire (Northwich Group), 1996

Explanatory NotesIndex of Churches