St Michael and All Angels, Dalton - Church of England

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St Michael and All Angels,
Beacon Lane,
Dalton
Lancashire

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Cemeteries

The church has/had a graveyard. The monumental incriptions can be searched online.

Church History

It was founded in 1870.

The story of the church begins in 1870 when Dalton Tithe Barn was converted for use as a church. The Wigan Observer of 12th August 1870 reported that "the Tithe Barn of Dalton has been made as much like a church as the rudeness of the structure permits". The barn held 130 worshippers.

It soon became clear that the Tithe Barn was too small for the requirements of the parish. The foundation stone for the present church was laid by Lady Skelmersdale on St Michael and All Angel's Day, 29th September 1875. It was sited adjacent to the Tithe Barn on ground which had originally been the orchard of Ashurst Hall.

It was built from sandstone taken from the local Round O quarry owned by Lord Skelmersdale and was consecrated on 29th September 1877.

Church Records

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Register Transcripts
Baptisms, marriages and burials can be searched online.

 

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Church Records

Whilst every effort has been made to record exact details of record office and library holdings you are recommended to check with them before visiting to ensure that they do hold the records and years you wish to examine. Similarly check with transcript publishers to ensure they cover the records and years you require before making a purchase.

Original Registers

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Copies of Bishop's Transcripts

Baptisms
Burials

Register Transcripts

Baptisms
Burials
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Indexes

Marriages

Maps

The church is located at OS grid reference SD4956008105 (Lat/Lon 53.567112,-2.763092). You can see this on maps provided by:

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