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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: BRIGHOUSE IN HIPPERHOLME CUM BRIGHOUSE.     Church dedication: ST. MARY.

Morley wapentake. -Population, vide Halifax ; Chapel-room, 1,350 *1; Net value, £55. - An unaugmented Chapel, built under the Parliamentary grant.

Patron, the Vicar of Halifax.

Architecture Gothic, from a design of Hamerton's, with tower ; first stone laid 14th April 1830; consecrated 26th September 1831 ; cost, £3,514. 12s. 6d.

No district has yet been assigned. -Vide 12th Report, page 3.

No glebe house.

No return as to registers.

Charities:
Hipperholme Free Grammar School, founded by Matthew Broadley, Esq., by will, dated 15th Oct. 1647, and augmented by deed, dated 30th June 1671, for " educating the children of Hipperholme cum Brighouse in grammar and other literature and learning, gratis. The master to be a graduate." About twenty free scholars in Greek and Latin, but a charge is made for writing and arithmetic. Income : rent of 50a. 1r. 20p. of land, six houses, and rents-charge of £17. 10s. The whole, in 1826, was about £200.

James Brooksbank's gift, by will, 25th January 1706. 6s. 8d. rent-charge to the poor about Norwood Green.

Thomas Whitley's gift, by will, dated 17 Nov. 7th Car. I. 40s. per annum to the poor of Hipperholme.

Lost charity. Mrs. Mary Bedford, about the year 1735, gave £200 to a school at Brighouse. The Commissioners report this as irrecoverable.

William Walker's gift, by will, dated 19th August 1809. £8 per annum to the poor of Hipperholme on Christmas day. -Vide 18th Report, page 574.

Post town: Halifax.


References:
Crabtree's Halifax, page 392.


Notes:
*1 Of which 558 are free sittings.


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