Tradition dates back the church to 669. It was dedicated to St. Chad, a Northumbrian missionary who became bishop of York and then bishop of Mercia. In 1349 the Black Death struck, with the vicar of Poulton amongst those succumbing to the plague. Registers date from 1591, with the oldest part of the present church, the Tower dating from before 1638. A major rebuilding took place around 1751.
|Inside St. Chad's. I was baptised here.|