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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.

The place: HOLBECK.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.     Church type: Perpetual Curacy.

Area, vide Leeds. Leeds division. - Population, 11,210, vide Leeds; Chapel-room, 1,200; Net value, 170. -This is the most ancient Chapel in the parish of Leeds, and was given in the time of William Rufus to the Priory of Trinity.

Abp. Sharp gives some information as to certain benefactions to the Cure.

There was a Chantry in this Chapel.

Valued in 1707 at 16. 18s. 8d. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. p. 356, it is said to be " a mile from Leeds, and to contain 600 families. Recommended to be made parochial."

Augmented in 1719 with 200 to meet benefaction from G. Nevile, Esq. and others, of lands worth 200; and in 1737 with 200 to meet benefaction from the Rev. Henry Robinson, of lands worth 200.

Dr. Whitaker gives a list of the Curates.

This Church was rebuilt under the Parliamentary grant, from a design of Chantrell's. Architecture Gothic, with tower and spire. Will accommodate 1,202 persons ; free seats, 596 ; expense, 3,564. 2s. First stone laid 5th August 1829. -Vide 11th Report, p. 4.

The old Chapel, which is a very mean edifice, is now used as a Sunday school.

There is a glebe house fit for residence.

The Register Books for baptisms and burials commence in 1717. Marriages are celebrated at the mother Church.

Charities:
Poor's land. 3a. 3r. under a gift from a person named Metcalfe.

John Lendal's gift. Rent of a cottage. Date of gift unknown.

Alderman Kitchingman's gift. 40s. per annum, rent-charge. Given in money.

Gervas Neville's rent-charge. 15s. per annum, in bread ; 12s. per annum for teaching a poor boy to read ; and 15s. per annum to the Curate, for preaching an anniversary sermon on the 7th May.

Hetherington's Charities. 12 and 100 given to the poor, and for teaching poor children. No interest received, and the Commissioners could obtain no satisfactory information respecting them. -Vide 15th Report, page 679.

Post town: Leeds.


References:
Vid. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. pages 106. 226, 227. Whitaker's Loidis' et Elmete, page 97. Thoresby, page 183. Parsons's Leeds, vol. i. page 433.


From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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by Colin Hinson. 2013.


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