Church-room, 700 *1; Net value, £299. -The foundation stone was laid 23rd August 1721, and it was consecrated 27th August 1727, by Archbishop Blackburn: the expense of the building was £4,563. 9s. 6d. Lady Elizabeth Hastings contributed £1,000, and the remainder was supplied by subscriptions and sale of pews. The Rev. Henry Robinson endowed it with lands of the value of £2,000; and an Act of Parliament was passed in the 22nd Geo. II. for making the Church a perpetual Cure.
The Church is a very handsome building of the Doric order. The galleries were built in 1756, and in 1793 five hundred and twenty-three square yards of land were purchased for a burial-ground.
Patrons, the Vicar of Leeds and Recorder, and the Minister of St. John's.
No district has been assigned to this Church, nor are any marriages celebrated therein.
Dr. Whitaker gives a catalogue of the Ministers, and a view of the Church. No glebe house.
The Church is kept in repair by the rent of 5a. 3r. 26p. of land, given for that purpose by William Milner, Esq., by deed, dated 5th Sept. 1727 ; and the Charity Commissioners, in their 15th Report, page 673, report that there was then also £1,600 three per cent. consols standing in the name of trustees, being accumulations. -Vide 15th Report, page 673.
25th August 1722, faculty to build the Church.
6th March 1755, ditto to erect a gallery.
21st February 1756, confirmation of seats.
No return as to registers. Marriages are celebrated in the mother Church.
Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 327. Loidis et Elmete, page 65. Parsons's Leeds, &c., vol. i. page 428.
*1 In 1818, estimated at 1,300.