EGREMONT: St. John (Church of England)

Liscard Road/Church Street.

Church History

Founded in 1833 as a chapel to Wallasey: St. Hilary. In 1884 it became the district church for parts of the townships of Liscard and Poulton cum Seacombe (previously served by Wallasey: St. Hilary and Seacombe: St. Paul). The boundaries of "The Consolidated Chapelry of Saint John Egremont otherwise Liscard" were described in the London Gazette on 16 September 1884:

"1. All that portion of the parish of Wallasey 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 bounded on the south-west and on part of the north-west by an imaginary line commencing at the point near Somerville where the boundary which divides the said parish of Wallasey from the particular district or new parish of Saint Paul Seacombe within the original limits of the same parish crosses the middle of the public footpath which leads from Somerville towards Liscard such point being at a distance of one chain and a half or thereabouts to the north-west of the junction of the said public footpath with Poulton-road and extending thence that is from the same point upon the said boundary first north-westward and then north-eastward along the middle of the same public footpath for a distance of thirty-four chains or thereabouts to the boundary which divides the said parish of Wallasey from the new parish of Saint Mary Liscard also within the original limits of the parish of Wallasey aforesaid; all which hereinbefore described portion of the said parish of Wallasey is bounded upon all sides other than upon the south-west and part of the north-west as aforesaid that is to say upon the remaining part of the north-west upon the east and upon the south-east as follows: upon the remaining part of the north-west by the new parish of Saint Mary Liscard aforesaid upon the east by the eastern boundary of the said parish of Wallasey and of the county and diocese aforesaid in the middle of the River Mersey and upon the south-east by the hereinafter described portion of the particular district or new parish of Saint Paul Seacombe aforesaid".

"2. And also all that contiguous portion of the said particular district or new parish of Saint Paul Seacombe which is bounded on the south and south-east by an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary which divides the hereinbefore described portion of the said parish of Wallasey from the particular district or new parish of Saint Paul Seacombe aforesaid at the hereinbefore described point in the middle of the said public footpath which leads from Somerville towards Liscard as aforesaid and extending thence south-eastward along the middle of the said public footpath for a distance of one chain and a half or thereabouts to its junction with Poulton-road aforesaid and extending thence first south-eastward and then generally eastward along the middle of the last-named road for a distance of thirty-four chains or thereabouts to its junc t ion with Liscard-road and extending thence nor thward along the middle of the last-named road for a distance of four and a half chains or thereabouts to its junction with Brougham-road and extending thence north-eastward along the middle of the last-named road for a distance of twenty-one chains or thereabouts to its north-eastern end at Guinea Gap on the shore of the River Mersey aforesaid and continuing thence still in precisely the same direction and in a straight line for a distance of thirty-three chains or thereabouts to the eastern boundary of the said particular district or new parish of Saint Paul Seacombe and of the county and diocese aforesaid in the middle of the River Mersey aforesaid, all which hereinbefore described portion of the particular district or new parish of Saint Paul Seacombe aforesaid is bounded upon the remaining sides other than the south and south-east as aforesaid that is to say upon the east and upon the north-west as follows upon the east by the eastern boundary of the said particular district or new parish of Saint Paul Seacombe and of the county and diocese aforesaid in the middle of the River Mersey as aforesaid and upon the north-west by the hereinbefore described portion of the parish of Wallasey aforesaid."

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

Church Records

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

Original Registers C 1833-1974 ; M 1837-1970 ; B 1833-1881 — Cheshire Record Office (P 79)
C from 1974 ; M from 1970 — Church
Microfilm Copies C 1881-1949 ; M 1895-1950 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1881-1901 ; M 1895-1907 — Birkenhead Central Library
Bishop's Transcripts 1833-1861 (microfilmed)  — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and Indexes M 1837-1935 — Cheshire BMD (WR:C1)
Monumental Inscriptions Family History Society of Cheshire (Wallasey Group, edited by H. Gill), 1998
Notes C 1833-1881 ; M 1837-1895, B 1833-1891 — severely damaged by fire in October 1970, and now completely illegible

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