Preston St Paul, Lancashire

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St. Paul's is a handsome structure, in the later English style, with four turrets; it was erected in 1825, and lay within the civil parish boundaries of St John Preston.  
 
St. Paul's is a handsome structure, in the later English style, with four turrets; it was erected in 1825, and lay within the civil parish boundaries of St John Preston.  
  
Adpated from: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 609-616. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51223 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.
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Adpated from: ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 609-616. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51223 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 14:18, 11 February 2012

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Contents

Chapel History

Preston St Paul, St Paul's Square was created a district chapel by 1823 from Preston St John, Lancashire Ancient Parish.

The first stone of St. Paul's Church was laid on Tuesday, 21st October, 1823. It was one of two churches ( the other Preston St Peter, Lancashire) funded by money secured from parliament by the Bishop of Chester. Originally intended to build St Peter, petitioned by the Vicar of preston who saw the need for two parishes.  The land forming the site of St. Paul's was given by Samuel Pole Shawe, Esq. The full cost of the building was about 6,500 pounds.

The church closed in the 1990's.

St. Paul's is a handsome structure, in the later English style, with four turrets; it was erected in 1825, and lay within the civil parish boundaries of St John Preston.

Adpated from: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 609-616. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51223 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/


Church records

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Preston Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

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