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St Cuthbert Church of England, Halsall

St Cuthbert,
Halsall Rd,
Halsall
Lancashire

Cemeteries

The church has a graveyard. Lancashire Record Office hold copies of the Monumental Inscriptions on gravestones with details of deaths 1911-1992.

Church History

It was founded in Norman times. The first Rector of Halsall was Robert (no second name known), c.1190. There was originally a Norman Church founded on the site (no documents are known with the date of foundation). The early English church was started around 1290. The church has undergone numerous alterations over the centuries.

Scheme of alterations:

  • Norman church of simple form, with chancel and porch, but without aisles.
  • About 1290, the addition of a north aisle and chapels, and a tower and spire.
  • According to the book (Halsall 1320-1965), the tower and spire appear to have been dismantled round 1340-1350,
  • Work seems to have stopped around 1350, probably due to the plague sweeping the country, which is said to have killed half the population of England.
  • The tower and spire were later rebuilt in a different location of the church, using some of the original materials.
The church has six bells and a clock which chimes quarter hourly 24 hours a day.

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Church Records

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Original Registers

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Copies of Original Registers

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Copies of Bishop's Transcripts

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Register Transcripts

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
MI

Indexes

Marriages

Maps

The church is located at OS grid reference SD3705010270 (Lat/Lon 53.585215,-2.952397). You can see this on maps provided by: