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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: IDLE.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.

Morley wapentake. -Population, 5,416, vide Calverley; Chapel-room, 1,020; Net value, £116.

Patrons, the feoffees, with the consent of the Vicar of Calverley.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 314, it is stated: " No maintenance. To remain a Chapel."

Nicholas Pollard, by will, dated 2nd December 1650, left a rent-charge of 20s. per annum to the minister.

There was an augmentation by Peter Sunderland, or his brother Samuel, (Abp. Sharp does not give the date,) of £12 per annum, rent-charge.

Augmented in 1717 with £200 to meet benefaction from Sir W. Calverley and others, of lands worth £250; in 1742 with £200, to meet benefaction ; and in 1812 with £400 by lot, from the Parliamentary grant.

An Inclosure Act was passed 49th Geo. III.

29th March 1751, faculty to erect a gallery.

Glebe house fit for residence.

The Registers are entered at Calverley previous to 1812.

Charities:
Doles. Donor unknown. 40s. per annum.

Nicholas Pollard's dole, by will, dated 2nd December 1658. 20s. per annum to the poor, and 20s. to the minister.

Hanson's charity. Vide General Charities. -Vide 17th Report, page 731.

IDLE NEW CHURCH. -This Church was built under the Parliamentary grant. Architecture Gothic, with tower and steeple. Will accommodate 1,020 persons. Free sittings 416. Expense £2,841. 13s. First stone laid 28th April 1828. -Vide 10th Report, page 3.

Post town: Bradford.


References:
Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 170.


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