Bamber Bridge St Saviour is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1842 from Blackburn St Mary Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Blackburn Bamber Bridge St Saviour

Parish church: Our Saviour

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1837
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1837

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BAMBER-BRIDGE, an ecclesiastical district, in the chapelry of Walton-le-Dale, parish, and Lower division of the hundred, of Blackburn, union of Preston, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles (S. S. E.) from Preston, on the road to Chorley; containing about 3000 inhabitants. The soil of the district is a stiff clay; the surface is undulated, and the scenery picturesque. The village, which is very pleasant, is the spot where the Claytons established print-works as early as 1760. A cotton-mill, belonging to William Eccles, Esq., employs 500 hands; another, the property of Richard Bashall, Esq., employs a like number; and a third, the property of Richard Ashworth, Esq., employs 250. Among the seats in the vicinity are, Lostock Hall, the residence of William Clayton, Esq.; Withy Grove, the residence of Mr. Eccles; and Lostock House, the residence of Mr. Bashall. Bamber-Bridge House, the original seat of the Clayton family, is now divided into several dwellings. The Blackburn and Preston railway has a station at this place. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Vicar of Blackburn, with a net income of £150, and a residence. The church, dedicated to Our Saviour, is a very neat structure in the Romanesque style, with a graceful spire; it was built in 1837, at a cost of £2200. Robert Townley Parker, Esq., of Cuerden Hall, has erected a vault under the chancel, as the future burial-place of his family. There is a national and Sunday school, in which more than 400 children receive instruction.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Monumental inscriptions for St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Brownedge Author: Griffiths, Patricia; Catholic Church. St. Mary’s (Brownedge, Lancashire)

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts of the chapelry of Bamber-Bridge (Lancashire), 1847-1866 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Bamber-Bridge (Lancashire)

Bishop’s transcripts of the chapelry of Walton-le-Dale (Lancashire), 1609-1889. Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Walton-le-Dale (Lancashire); Church of England. Chapelry of Bamber-Bridge (Lancashire); Church of England. Chapelry of Higher Walton (Lancashire)

Parish registers for St. Aidan’s Church, Bamber-Bridge, 1878-1900 Author: Church of England. St. Aidan’s Church (Bamber-Bridge, Lancashire); Lancashire Record Office

Parish registers for St. Saviour’s Church, Bamber-Bridge, 1837-1900 Author: Church of England. St. Saviour’s Church (Bamber-Bridge, Lancashire)

Marriage and other details ‘companion volume’ extracted from the following baptism registers : St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Brindle, 1860-1949; Our Lady & St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Higher Walton, 1876-1940; St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Brownedge, 1855-1931 Author: Griffiths, Patricia; Catholic Church. St. Joseph’s (Brindle, Lancashire); Catholic Church. Our Lady and St. Patrick’s (Walton-le-Dale, Lancashire); Catholic Church. St. Mary’s (Brownedge, Lancashire)


Street by street Blackpool Preston : Chorley, Cleveleys, Fleetwood, Leyland, Lytham St. Anne’s, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Bamber Bridge, Clayton-le-Woods, Coppull, Freckleton, Kirkham, Knott End-on-Sea, Longton, Preesall, Thornton, Warton Author: Automoblie Association (Great Britain)


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  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Preston
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Manchester
  • Rural Deanery: Blackburn
  • Poor Law Union: Blackburn
  • Hundred: Blackburn
  • Province: York

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