LATCHFORD: Christ Church (Church of England)

Wash Lane.

Church History

Built in 1866 as the district church for part of the township of Latchford (previously served by Grappenhall: St. Wilfrid). The boundaries of "The District Chapelry of Christ Church, Latchford" were described in the London Gazette on 13 March 1866:

"All that part of the parish of Grappenhall, in the county of Chester, and in the diocese of Chester, which is comprised within so much of the township of Latchford as is situate generally to the east of an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary which divides the said county of Chester from the county of Lancaster, at a point in the middle of the River Mersey opposite to the middle of the north-eastern end of the Old Quay Canal, otherwise called the Mersey and Irwell Canal; and extending thence south-westward to and along the middle of such canal as far as its intersection by the said county boundary; and extending thence first generally south-eastward and then westward along the said boundary to the point where it again intersects the middle of the said canal; and extending thence south-westward along the middle of the same canal as far as the boundary which divides the said parish of Grappenhall from the particular district of Saint Thomas, Stockton Heath, in the county of Chester, and in the diocese of Chester aforesaid."

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1968 February 14 — (details not available).

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1863-1902 ; M 1866-1940 — Cheshire Record Office (P 249)
C from 1902 ; M from 1940 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1863-1902 ; M 1866-1940 — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesM 1866-1933 — Cheshire BMD (WA:C11)
NotesB — none

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