Papers relating to Churches, Chapels and Benefices

Scope and Content

George Harry Grey (1765-1845), 6th Earl of Stamford, was the patron of the living of several churches and chapels in Cheshire, Lancashire and elsewhere, and supported financially numerous church building schemes. The series contains the following items: a bundle of papers relating to Bowdon parish church, 1812 and 1827-41 (EGR4/2/8/1); a bundle of papers relating to St George's chapel, Carrington, 1807 and 1820-9 (EGR4/2/8/2); a bundle of papers concerning a proposal to build a church to serve Woodford and Dean Row, which Lord Stamford refused to support but was later built and consecrated as Christ Church, Woodford, 1837-40 (EGR4/2/8/3); two letters about Christ Church, Tintwistle, 1839 (EGR4/2/8/4); a copy letter and notes on Ashton under Lyne co. Lancs volunteer church fund, 1817 (EGR4/2/8/5); a note of expenditure on Lord's Chapel in Ashton under Lyne parish church, undated [?1830s] (EGR4/2/8/6); correspondence concerning the appointment of a curate at St Peter's, Ashton under Lyne, 1840-1 (EGR4/2/8/7-8); a bundle of papers relating to the living of Wymondham co. Leics, 1822-31 (EGR4/2/8/9); an address of thanks to Lord Stamford for his erecting a place of worship in Groby co. Leics, 1840 (EGR4/2/8/10); a note on Groby chapel, ?1840 (EGR4/2/8/11); correspondence concerning the rebuilding of Old Swinford church co. Worcs, 1841 (EGR4/2/8/12); correspondence relating to the enlargement of Risley church co. Derbs, 1841 (EGR4/2/8/13); and an appeal from the Chester Diocesan Church Building Society, 1840 (EGR4/2/8/14).