Hollinfare, Lancashire Genealogy

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Parish History

Hollinfare St Helen was a chapelry in the township of Rixton cum Glazebrook;  later an ecclesiatical parish in Warrington parish. Hollingrake was historically within the Winwick deanery Diocese of Chester and later part of the Diocese of Liverpool. It is part of the Winwick deanery in the modern Diocese of Liverpool and forms a united benefice with Warrington All Saints.

HOLLINFARE, a chapelry in Warrington parish, Lancashire; on the river Mersey, 2 miles N of Heatley and Warburton r. station, and 6 ENE of Warrington. Post town, Warburton, under Warrington. Pop., 752. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £136. Patron, the Rector of Warrington.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

The priests’ board fixed to the north wall shows a chantry chapel was established on this site by the then Lord of the Manor of Rixton, Hamlet Mascy, in 1497. A daughter church of St Elphin in Warrington, it was dedicated to St Helen, that church’s original patron saint.

It was extensively rebuilt in the 1700's and had subsequent restoration in the 1870's before establishment as a parish Church.

The cupola bell tower dates the rebuilding  it was not until 1778 that the bell was installed. It is inscribed John Wright.

Due to its proximity to the historic county of Cheshire and ecclesiastical link to Chester Diocese confusion arises as to which county it belongs to. It is now part of Greater Manchester. Although often described as part of Cheshire it was always in the county of Lancashire. Winwick is a village and civil parish in the borough of Warrington. Until 1 April 1974, Winwick was administered as part of Lancashire with the rest of north Warrington.


Civil Registration

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Probate records

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