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St Oswald, Brereton cum Smethwick, Church of England

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St Oswald,
Brereton cum Smethwick


The church has/had a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1538.

Macclesfield Road

Church History

An ancient parish church, serving the township of Brereton cum Smethwick.

On 23 June 1971 the district was united with that of Swettenham: St. Peter to form the combined district of "Brereton with Swettenham".

Church Records

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

Original Registers C 1538-1972 ; M 1538-1860 ; B 1538-1869 — Cheshire Archives (P 138)
C from 1972 ; M from 1837 ; B from 1869 — Church
Microfilm Copies C 1538-1972 ; M 1538-1860 ; B 1538-1869 — Cheshire Archives
C 1538-1850 ; M 1538-1860 ; B 1538-1869 — Manchester Archives & Local Studies ; Family History Society of Cheshire ; Sandbach Library
Bishop's Transcripts 1593, 1595, 1606, 1613-15, 1617-20, 1623, 1625-26, 1630-35, 1658-66,1668-76, 1679-82, 1684-85, 1691-1794, 1796-1840 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Archives
Copies and Indexes M 1754-1837 (transcript) — Society of Genealogists' Library
M 1754-1837 — North & East Cheshire Marriage Index - may be viewable at subscription sites such as ancestry or findmypast
M 1684-1837 (incomplete) — Bertram Merrell Marriage Index of Cheshire (1750-1836)
M 1837-1950 — Cheshire BMD (CC:1016)


It is located at SJ7814764791 (Lat/Lon 53.179771,-2.328434). You can see this on maps provided by: