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All Saints' Church, Childwall
1557 – Present day

All Saints Church, Childwall, 2008. Photograph courtesy of David Cleverley
All Saints Church, Childwall, 2008
Photograph courtesy of David Cleverley

The only remaining medieval church in the whole of the metropolitan area. Externally it still has is 14th century masonary and simple straight headed two-light windows. The Tower and Spire date from 1810 but the six church bells date from the 1700’s.

Regarding church records, All Saints website states….. “The Parish of Childwall has an impressive set of records of Births, Marriages and Burials covering almost the entire period from 1557 to the end of the eighteenth century. Additional records do exist going back to 1523 which are held by Prescot Parish Church.

The Church Terrier is a statement of assets belonging to the church at any particular time and includes property, income from tithes, vestments, records, and ornaments for example. The Terrier dated 1778 details the church records thus:-

· 1557-1612 - sound and entire
· 1653-1703 - much torn and imperfect
· 1703-1753 - very clean and correct
· 1753 - in use
· 1754-1772 - marriages only
· 1772 - in use: marriages only

Since then some further records were discovered, having been missing for 130 years. These records accounted for the years 1625-1638 and were in poor condition but have benefited from limited restoration.

Records are also held on microFische at the following location…

Repository: Liverpool Record Office
Ref No 283 CHL
Baptisms 1557 - 1948
Marriages 1557 - 1918
Burials 1557 – 1966
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