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

The place: WEST ROUNTON.     Church dedication: ST. JAMES.     Church type: Peculiar. Rectory in charge.

Area, 1,840 acres. Allertonshire wapentake. -Population, 192; Church-room, 100 *1; Net value, £344. -This Church is an ancient Rectory, formerly belonging to the patronage of the Prior and Convent of Durham, but on the dissolution thereof was not re-granted to the Dean and Chapter, but continued in the Crown.

Patron, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Torre gives a catalogue of the Rectors.

Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £10; Nova Tax, £4; and in the King's Books, at £6 per annum, after deducting pension to the Prior of Durham 10s.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1725. -Vide earlier transcripts at Durham.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: Northallerton.

Torre's MS. (Peculiars), page 1301. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 125. Nonae Rolls, page 241. Mon. Angl., vol. i. page 252. Valor Ecc., vol. iii. page 88.

*1 In 1818, the Church-room was returned sufficient for the then Population, 230.

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