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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: ST JOHN'S IN THE WILDERNESS.     Church dedication: IN ERRINGDEN, ALIAS TURNAY CHAPEL.

Morley wapentake. -Population, vide Halifax ; Chapel-room, 500; Net value, £76.

Patron, the Vicar of Halifax.

Consecrated 13th October 1815.

The Chapel stands in a remote and obscure valley, in the Chapelry of Sowerby, which was formerly the retreat of a gang of coiners. It has no district assigned.

Augmented, in 1817, with £1,600 from the Parliamentary grant, by lot.

There is a glebe house fit for residence.

No registers previous to 1821.

Post town: Halifax.


References:
Whitaker's Loidis et Elmete, page 393.


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