St Chad's, Kirkby
This lovely church is located in Kirkby in the Diocese of Liverpool. According to a stone cross set up in 1875 in the church grounds, the first chapel may have been built on this site in 870 A.D. The present church was consecrated in 1871 and the oldest date discovered on a grave so far is 1698 for the burial of Thomas Asp, "a benefactor to Kirkby". More about the history of the church can be found by visiting the church's website.
4260 individuals have been indexed so far from the inscriptions. Also included are 775 photos for section A, 10 for section B, 204 for section C and 125 for section D.
Work has been undertaken (from Autumn 2008) to tidy up section D of the churchyard. A number of fallen headstones have been set back in place; some kerbstones have been removed; subsiding plots have been levelled and grass seed set. Section C has also recently been cleared of a very dense overgrowth of brambles (Spring 2013) which means that visitors can again reach the majority of graves in this part of the churchyard.
I hope this website will be a useful resource for researching this fascinating church as well as the families who lived in Kirkby. I have striven for a high level of accuracy, but mistakes are always possible, I apologise for these and ask that you contact me so that I can amend the error.
DETAILS: First published 27 October 2002, last updated 21 February 2016.
Website transferred to 110mb.com 27 December 2008. Website transferred to St Chad's church server 31 August 2012.
NEW! February 2016
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The pastiche on this page includes photos of ornate carvings on the Harrison grave A680 and the Milbourn graves A671, A724 and A726.