Great Sankey, Lancashire Family History Guide

Great Sankey is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1728 from chapelry in Prescot Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Penketh.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1728
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1769

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Warrington St Paul
  • Prescot
  • Burton Wood

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SANKEY (Great), a township and a chapelry in Prescot parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the Sankey canal, the Grand Junction railway, and the Warrington and Liverpool railway, 2½ miles W of Warrington; and has a station on the latter railway, and a post-office under Warrington, both of the name of Sankey-Bridges. Acres, 1,909. Real property, £3,842. Pop., 563. Houses, 108. The manor belongs to the Hon. L. Powys. Barrow Hall is the residence of J. A. Wright, Esq. railway viaducts here cross the S. canal; and that of the Grand Junction railway has 9 arches. The chapelry was originally conterminate with the township, but was greatly extended in 1865. Pop., 1,347. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £120. Patron, the Hon. L. Powys. The church is an old brick building. There is a national school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


County: Lancashire
Civil Registration District: Warrington
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Chester
Rural Deanery: Prescot
Poor Law Union: Warrington
Hundred: West Derby
Province: York