Hoylake Holy Trinity

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England Gotoarrow.png Cheshire Gotoarrow.png Hoylake Holy Trinity

Parish History

Holy Trinity Church was the most prominent  church in the seaside town of Hoylake, Wirral, England, until its demolition in 1976. It was consecrated on 1 November 1833, and in 1860 it became the Parish Church of Hoose, Little Hoose and Great Hoose. Prior to the construction of Hoyl Trinity, the area of Hoylake and Meols was in the parish of St Bridget, West Kriby. During its lifetime, its 2 daughter churches were built; St. Hildeburgh's in Hoylake,  which is now used as the parish church for Hoylake and St John the Baptist in Meols, one of the few churches with that dedication. All that remains today of Holy Trinity is the graveyard, housing over 200 gravestones and memorials.

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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.

Registration Districts
  •  Wirral (1894–1974)
  •  Birkenhead (1974–98), Wirral (1998+)
    Civil registration entries can be found on Cheshire BMD

Church records

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Hoylake, Holy Trinity. Founded 1834 as a chapel to West Kirby, becoming the parish church for parts of Great Meols, Hoose, Little Meols and parts of Grange and Newton cum Larton in 1860. Registers of Baptisms 1834–1919, Marriages 1834–1952 and Burials 1834–1921 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office. There are two place names which may be applied to this parish record; Hoose is also known as Hoylake. The parish record may be called Hoylake; the Bishop's Transcripts may be Hoose.

Microfilm copy of original record in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. Hoose is also known as Hoylake. Hoose was a chapelry in the parish of West Kirby. The church of Hoylake is Holy Trinity. Cheshire Record Office no.: P80/1/1-5, P80/2/1-6, P80/3/1-4, P80/4/1-2.

Parish Register Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1834-1903; Marriages, 1834-1835. BRITISH 1656399 Items 9 - 12
Marriages, 1837-1844, 1862-1912. Burials, 1834-1910. Banns, 1834-1844, 1862-1909. BRITISH 1656400 Items 1 - 7
Baptisms, 1903-1919. BRITISH 2191048 Items 9 - 10
Marriages, 1912-1952. Burials, 1910-1921. VAULT BRITISH 2191574 Items 1 - 4

Bishop's transcripts for Hoose, 1834-1911 Microfilm of originals in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester. Formerly a chapelry in West Kirby parish. Also called Holy Trinity Church Hoylake. Cheshire Record Office: EDB 114

Bishop's Transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1834-1836, 1840. Baptisms, burials, 1837-1839, 1871-1888, 1893-1899. Baptisms, 1841-1842, 1900. BRITISH 1647432 Item 3
Baptisms, burials, 1900-1911. BRITISH 1647433 Item 1

Hoylake, St. Hildeburgh (C of E), Stanley Road. Built in 1899 as a chapel to Holy Trinity. Registers of Marriages 1899–1950 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office (no baptisms or burials here). Parish registers for St. Hildeburgh's Mission Church, Hoose, 1899-1950 Microfilm of originals in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester. Hoylake, also known as Hoose, is a village, a township and a chapelry in West Kirby parish. Cheshire Record Office: P80/10/1-5.

Parish Register Content FHL file
Marriages, 1899-1950. BRITISH 2191048 Items 4 - 8

Leasowe, St Chad (C of E). The parish church for part of Hoylake from 1957.

Non Conformist Churches
  •  Hoylake, St. Catherine & St. Martina (Roman Catholic), Birkenhead Road. Founded 1928.
  •  Hoylake, Friends' Meeting House (Quakers). Founded 1898.
  •  Hoylake, Methodist (St. Luke's) Chapel (Wesleyan). Founded 1884 in Market Street, moved 1898 to Alderley Road. The present chapel was opened in 1906. Registers of baptisms 1884–1948 are at the Cheshire Record Office. Church records for St. Luke's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Hoylake, 1884-1948
    Authors St. Luke's Chapel (Hoylake : Wesleyan Methodist) (Main Author)
    Mission Chapel (Hoylake : Wesleyan Methodist) (Added Author)

 Cheshire Non-conformist records are available online in Record Search
Microfilm of originals in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester. Hoylake also called Hoose. Originally called Mission Chapel. Cheshire Record Office: EMS 147/1

Other Content FHL File
Baptisms, 1884-1948. BRITISH 1594191 Item 7
Baptisms, 1884-1948 (another filming). BRITISH 2299472 Item 5
  • Hoylake, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1905.
  • Hoylake, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Built in 1906.

Census records

Probate records

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

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