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

The place: MORLEY.     Church dedication: ST. PETER.

Agbrigg wapentake, L.D. - Population, 3,819, vide Batley ; Chapel-room, 1,000 *1; Net value, £43. - Built under the Parliamentary grant. Architecture Gothic, with tower and spire ; first stone laid 25th June 1829 ; cost, £2,953. 2s. 6d. Made a district parish, under 58th Geo. III., cap. 45, sec. 16, but still in the parish of Batley for lay purposes. -Vide 11th and 12th Report of the Commissioners, page 5.

Patrons, the Earls of Wilton and Cardigan, alternately.

Here was anciently a Church, which, during the Usurpation, got into the hands of Presbyterian trustees, and has never been restored to the Establishment.

Augmented, in 1831, with £600 from the Parliamentary grant, by lot ; in 1832, with £200, by lot ; and in 1833, with £200 from the Parliamentary grant, to meet benefaction of £200 from the Earl of Dartmouth.

An inclosure Act was passed 56th Geo. III.

No glebe house.

Parochial Charities and Register Books. -No return.

Post town: Dewsbury.

Scatcherd's Morley. Loidis et Elmete, pages 237. 248.

*1 Of which 424 are free sittings.

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