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St. Chad's Church, Kirkby
1678 – Present Day

St. Chad's Church, Kirkby
St. Chad's Church, Kirkby

The age of the font and the dedication to St. Chad indicate a place of worship on the site since before the Conquest. During the Viking age a chapel of ease was founded, the site of which can still be traced in the churchyard. This ancient building was replaced in 1766 by a plain redbrick structure, built by the Rev. Thomas Wilkinson with £1043 raised from a Church Brief. In 1812 the chapel was enlarged by lengthening the side walls and building a new gable end. At the same time a north gallery was added.

Construction began on the present building in 1869, taking two years, the church being consecrated on 4th October 1871.


Repository: Liverpool Record Office
Ref No 283 KIR
Accession No 4123
Extent 48 Volumes
Early Registers 1678 - 1812
Baptisms 1813 - 1958
Marriages 1756 - 1959
Banns 1813 - 1917
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