CROWTON: Christ Church (Church of England)

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Church History

Built in 1872 as the district church for the townships of Crowton and Onston, and a detached part of the township of Norley (previously served by Weaverham: St. Mary and Norley: St. John the Evangelist). The boundaries of "The Consolidated Chapelry of Christ Church, Crowton" were described in the London Gazette on 23 April 1872:

"All that portion of the parish of Weaverham, in the county of Chester, and in the diocese of Chester, wherein the present incumbent of such parish now possesses the exclusive cure of souls which is comprised within and is co-extensive with the limits of the two townships of Crowton and of Onston, including all that outlying and detached part of the said township of Crowton, which is situate between Cow-lane, Fingerpostlane, and Marrows-lane, and which said detached part is wholly situate within and is surrounded upon all sides by the new parish of Saint John, Norley, in the county and diocese aforesaid, and also all that detached portion of the said new parish of Saint John, Norley, which is situate on the eastern side of Camomile-lane at or near to to its junction with Bratt's-lane and which said portion is wholly situate within and is surrounded on all sides by the township of Crowton aforesaid."

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1871-1948 ; M 1872-1977 ; B 1872-1972— Cheshire Record Office (P 223)
C from 1948 ; M from 1979 ; B from 1972 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1871-1948 ; M 1872-1962; B 1872-1972 — Cheshire Record Office ; Northwich Library
Bishop's Transcripts1871-1898, 1900-01 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesM 1872-1950 — Cheshire BMD (CW:121)
Monumental InscriptionsPublished by the Family History Society of Cheshire, 1992

Explanatory NotesIndex of Churches