Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.
The place: HALTON GILL. Church dedication: CHAPEL.
Staincliffe wapentake, W. D. - Population, 88, vide Arncliffe *1; Church-room, sufficient *2; Net value, £52.
Patron, the Vicar of Arncliffe.
Impropriators, University College, Oxford.
Valued in 1707, at £12. 1s. 2d. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 195, it is stated : " Haltongill and Hubberholme to be made parishes ;" -and in 1818, at £60. 7s. 7d. per annum.
Augmented in 1775, with £200; in 1791, with £200; and in 1810, from the Parliamentary grant, with £200 -all by lot.
" In the parish of Arncliffe, built about 86 years since, and endowed by Edward Fawcett, citizen and alderman of Norwich, with 10s. per annum, for reading service and teaching poor men's children. Afterwards, William Fawcett, his brother, gave £13. 6s. 8d. per annum for preaching, catechising, and teaching children, and 10s. per annum for a sermon, to be preached yearly upon the 5th November. After that, Elizabeth Topfield, relict and executrix of the said William Fawcett, gave, as an enlargement to her husband Fawcett's gift, three pounds per annum, for a sermon to be preached yearly upon the 29th day of March. But all these gifts, by reason of the fall of land, are lessened to about sixteen pounds per annum." Signed, " Miles Tennant, Vic. of Arncliffe." -Notitia Parochialis, No. 695.
The Chapel was rebuilt in 1636.
The glebe is unfit for residence, being " very small, and under the same roof with the Church."
No Register Books prior to 1813. -Marriages are not celebrated at this Chapel.
Henry and William Fawcett's Charities. The said Henry Fawcett, by will, in 1619, left £10 per annum to the minister of Haltongill for teaching poor men's children, and reading service ; and the said William Fawcett, by will, dated 27th April 1630, left the sum of £630, upon trust to pay out of the interest thereof £18. 6s. 8d. per annum, viz., £13. 6s. 8d. to the minister to preach a sermon and catechize the children on Sundays in Haltongill Chapel ; 20s. a year for two sermons, one in the morning of the 5th November in Arncliffe Church, and the other in the afternoon In the Chapel of Haltongill ; and £4 a year to the poor of Litton Dale.
Elizabeth Topfield's charity, by will. Rent of eight acres of land and rentcharge of 50s. to the Curate and poor persons of Haltongill, and poor persons of Arncliffe. Three-fifths of the above to the Curate of Haltongill for a sermon on 29th March yearly, and the remainder for buying gowns for poor women of Haltongill and Arncliffe.
LITTON DALE. -Poor's Money. Interest of £30, secured on promissory note, and distributed among the poor on St. Thomas's day. -Vide 15th Report, page 692.
Post town: Settle.
Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 127. Whitaker's Craven, page 132.
*1 In 1818, the Population was returned at 141.
*2 In 1818, sufficient for the Population (141).
George Lawton in 1842..
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