STALYBRIDGE: St. Paul (Church of England)

Also known as: Stayley: St. Paul.

Huddersfield Road.

Church History

From 1840 a district church for the township of Stayley (previously served by Mottram In Longdendale: St. Michael).

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1848 August 17 — reduced when part of the township of Stayley was transferred to the Lancashire parish of Friezland: Christ Church (in the diocese of Manchester)
  • 1863 September 15 — reduced when part of the township of Stayley was transferred to Millbrook: St. James.
  • 1959 May 15 — reduced when the following area was transferred to Stalybridge: Holy Trinity: "All that part of the parish of Saint Paul, Stalybridge which lies to the southwest of an imaginary line commencing at a point on the boundary which divides the parish of Old Saint George's, Stalyibridge from the parish of Saint Paul, Stalybridge in the centre of the Staly Bridge and extending thence eastwards along the middle of the said Bridge to the northwestern end of Mottram Road, thence first eastwards then southeastwards along the middle of Mottram Road to a point opposite the middle of the eastern end of the roadway leading into Cheetham Park, thence southwestwards to then generally southwestwards along the middle of the last mentioned roadway to a point in the middle of Acres Brook on the boundary which divides the parish of Saint Paul, Stalybridge from the parish of Castle Hall".

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1839-1999 ; M 1841-1999 ; B 1839-1991 — Cheshire Record Office (P 150)
C from 1999 ; M from 1999 ; B from 1991 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1839-1944 ; M 1841-1965 ; B 1839-1991 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1839-1944 ; M 1841-1943 ; B 1839-1967 — Tameside Local Studies
M 1841-1872 — Family History Society of Cheshire
Copies and IndexesC 1839-1894 — Tameside Local Studies
M 1841-1999 — Cheshire BMD (TA:CE35)
B 1839-1889 — National Burial Index
B 1839-1905 — North Cheshire Family History Society
B 1839-1991 (transcript by G. Clark, 13 vols.) — Cheshire Record Office ; Tameside Local Studies
Monumental InscriptionsTranscript by G. Clark, 1991 — Cheshire Record Office ; Tameside Local Studies

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