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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: GILDERSOME.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.

Morley wapentake. -Population, 1,619, vide Batley, Chapel-room, 437 *1; Net value, £104.

Patrons, the Earls of Wilton and Cardigan, alternately.

Consecrated 29th August 1787. Made a district Church under 58th Geo. III. cap. 45, sec. 16 ; but still in the parish of Batley for lay purposes. -Vide 12th Report, page 5.

5th October 1819, an additional burial ground was consecrated.

Augmented in 1789 with £200; in 1795 with £200; in 1796 with £200; in 1797 with £200; in 1809 with £200; in 1811 with £800 from the Parliamentary grant; and in 1812 with £400 from the same grant, and all by lot.

There is no glebe house.

Registers entered at Batley previous to 1813.

Charities:
Bolton Hargrave's gift, by will, dated 13th June 1749. Rent of three tenements, paid to a schoolmaster for teaching 10 poor children reading, writing, accounts, and the Church Catechism.

Miss Bolton's rent-charge. 20s. per annum, to 20 poor widows. -Vide 17th Report, page 718.

Post town: Leeds.


References:
Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 180. Scatchard's Morley, page 292.


Notes:
*1 Of which 113 sittings have been obtained under a grant of £200 from the Society for Enlarging Churches.


From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. © 2013.