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St Peter, Congleton, Church of England

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St Peter,
Chapel Street,
Congleton

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Church History

It was founded in 1600.

Chapel Street. 

Church History

An ancient chapel in the parish of Astbury: St. Mary, which became a district church for part of the townshp of Congleton in 1867. The boundaries of "The District Chapelry of Saint Peter, Congleton" were described in the London Gazette of 21 May 1867: 

"All that part of the parish of Astbury, in the county of Chester, and in the diocese of Chester which is comprised within and is co-extensive with that portion of the township of Congleton wherein the present incumbent of the said parish of Astbury now possesses the exclusive cure of souls ; all which said portion of such township is bounded upon the west, by the new parish of Saint James, Congleton, some time part of the said parish of Astbury; upon the north, by the township of Hulme Walfield, in the same parish of Astbury; upon the east, partly by the new parish of Christ Church, Eaton, partly by the particular district of Saint John, Buglawton, and partly by the new parish of Saint Stephen, Congleton, all some time part of the said parish of Astbury; and upon the south, partly by the particular district of the Holy Trinity, Mosley, some time part of the said parish of Astbury, and partly by the township of Newbold Astbury, in the parish of Astbury aforesaid." 

The district was affected by the following boundary changes: 

  • 1844 July 10 — reduced when part of the township of Congleton was transferred to Congleton: St. James. 
  • 1845 August 1 — reduced when part of the township of Congleton was transferred to Congleton: St. Stephen. 
  • 1846 — reduced when part of the township of Congleton was transferred to Mossley: Holy Trinity. 

 

Church Records

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

Original Registers C 1719-1975 ; M 1719-1772, 1839-1931 ; B 1719-1913 — Cheshire Archives (P 260)
C from 1975 ; M from 1931 ; B from 1913 — Church
Microfilm Copies C 1719-1953 ; M 1719-1772, 1839-1931 ; B 1719-1913 — Cheshire Archives
C 1719-1917 ; M 1719-1772, 1839-1931 ; B 1719-1913 — Manchester Archives & Local Studies ; Family History Society of Cheshire ; Congleton Library
Bishop's Transcripts 1745, 1749-50, 1752-86, 1789, 1792, 1796 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Archives
Copies and Indexes C 1750-1769 (microfilmed transcript) — Society of Genealogists' Library
M 1711-1754 — North & East Cheshire Marriage Index - may be viewable at subscription sites such as ancestry or findmypast
M 1839-2003 — Cheshire BMD (CE:1027)
Monumental Inscriptions Family History Society of Cheshire (Congleton Group, edited by P. V. Bingham), 1972
Notes C 1711-1848 ; M 1711-1724 ; B 1711-1848 — copied in the registers of Astbury: St. Mary
M 1773-1839 — see Astbury: St. Mary
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It is located at SJ8596062756 (Lat/Lon 53.161743, -2.21144). You can see this on maps provided by:

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