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

The place: THORP ARCH.     Church dedication: ALL SAINTS.     Church type: Discharged Vicarage.

Area. 1,370 acres. Ainsty wapentake. - Population, 316 *1; Church-room, 250 *2 ; Net value, £356. -This Church was appropriated to the Chapel of St. Mary and the Holy Angels at York, by Adam de Brus, and his wife, Ivetta de Arches, and a Vicarage ordained therein, 4th Non. May 1258.

The Advowson was purchased by Lady Elizabeth Hastings: Vide Drake, where the substance of the endowment is given.

Augmented, in 1730, with £200, and £200 to meet benefactions of £200 from Rev. Christopher Wetherherd, and £200 from the Rev. Henry Robinson.

Patroness, Mrs. Wheler.

Torre gives a catalogue of the Vicars.

The Vicar is charged with the repairs of the Chancel ; and in the Ecclesiastical Report of 1834, it is said the Vicarage is endowed with the great tithes.

The value in the King's books, is £3. 15s. 5d. per annum ; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 549, at £20 per annum.

" Forty shillings are annually paid by the Vicar of Thorparch to the poor of the parish of Calverley, by the Rev. Mr. Berwicke, Vicar of Calverley, who further acquaints me that the Vicarage of Thorparch was endowed with the great tithes of that parish, tempe Elizabethae Regime." -Dr. Ducarel's MS.

19th April 1797, faculty granted to enlarge the body of the Church.

An inclosure took place in the 56th Geo. III.

Glebe house fit for residence.

A mortgage, under Gilbert's Act, of £500, will cease in 1841.

The Register Books commence in 1595. They are defective, as to marriages, from 1673 to 1754. -Vide transcripts at York.

Lady Betty Hastings's Charity School- Twenty poor children taught reading, writing, and arithmetic, and the Church Catechism. The master is appointed by the Vicar. There is a school-house and orchard, and between nine and ten acres of land, and the master also receives £30 stipend in money. The governors of the general charity also pay £2 per annum to the Vicar for books for the school, and £2 per annum for sacramental bread and wine.

Payment out of the Great Tithes-origin unknown. £1. 6s. 8d. per annum.

Poor's Money. Interest of £12, donor unknown, given in linen and wearing apparel at Christmas. -Vide 11th Report, page 715.

Post town: Wetherby.

Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. 1. page 69. Torre's MS., page 339. Drake's Eboracum, page 393. Gentleman's Magazine, vol. lxxiv. page 613. Hargrove's Knaresborough, page 302.

*1 In 1834, the Population was returned at 310.

*2 Estimated, in 1818, at 500.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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