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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: ARMLEY.     Church dedication: SAINT BARTHOLOMEW.     Church type: Perpetual Curacy.

Area, vide Leeds. Leeds division. - Population, 5,159, vide Leeds; Chapel-room, 700; Net value, £204. -Robert de Stapilton gave lands in Armley to Kirkstall Priory.

The Chapel was built in the reign of Charles I., and consecrated 24th August 1694. The site was given by Ralph, father of Sir Ingram Hopton.

13th August 1833, faculty granted to enlarge and re-roof the Chapel, and erect a gallery, with 300 free sittings therein.

The Chapel is a low edifice.

The Vicar of Leeds is patron, by decree in Chancery, 3rd March 1777. Impropriator, the Duke of Devonshire.

Value, in the King's books, £26. 1s. 4d.

Archbishop Sharp gives the particulars of the Curate's income.

Augmented, in 1729, with £200, to meet benefaction from Messrs. R. Ayrton, Thomas Moore, and Thomas Moore, of land of the value of £200.

An Inclosure Act was passed in the 33rd Geo. III.

Dr. Whitaker gives a list of the Curates.

Thoresby gives an account of the inscriptions, and also of the benefactions to the Chapel.

The glebe house is unfit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1722, for baptisms, marriages, and burials ; also, fragments of three books, much mutilated. Marriages are celebrated in the mother Church.

Some Danish antiquities have been found near this place. A mount called Giant's Hill is also supposed to be Danish.

Charities:
John Robinson's dole, 1696. Rent-charge of £1.

Joseph Smeaton's dole, 1697. Rentcharge of £1. These Doles are distributed on the 1st January. -Vide 15th Report, page 676.

Post town: Leeds.


References:
Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. pages 104. 225. Thoresby's Ducatus, page 188. Loidis et Elmete, page 100. Bawdwen's Domesday Book, page 143. Burton's Monasticon, page 289. Parsons's Leeds, vol. i. page 434.


Notes:
*1 The Field of Arm or Orme.


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