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St.Peter Church of England, Newton in Makerfield

Church St,
Newton in Makerfield


The church has/had a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded before 1735. Originally this was Newton Chapel under St. Oswald's Church in Winwick In 1684 the chapel was destroyed by fire and upon being rebuilt was called St. Peters Church, Newton-le-Willows. The records prior to 1684 are in the records of St. Oswald's Church. Rev. William Tompson, an Oxford gradutate 1622, was curate of Newton Chapel from 1623 to 1635.

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Church Records

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Copies of Bishop's Transcripts


Register Transcripts



The church is located at OS grid reference SJ5930095610 (Lat/Lon 53.455654,-2.614407). You can see this on maps provided by: