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

The place: CLECKHEATON.     Church dedication: SAINT JOHN.

Morley wapentake. -Population, 2,317, vide Birstal ; Chapel-room, 500 *1; Net value, £125. -Patron, Miss F. M. R. Currer.

The Parliamentary Commissioners recommended that Cleckheaton, Hangsworth, and Wyke, be united, and made a parish. -Vol. xviii. page 300.

Augmented, in 1732, with £200, to meet benefaction of a house sold for £140 from Mrs. Sarah Bowerman, and £200 from Richard Richardson, Esq.; in 1777, with £200, by lot ; in 1782, with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from W. Richardson, Esq., who confirmed a deed of gift made by his brother, Richard Richardson, Esq.; in 1812, with £400 from the Parliamentary grant, by lot ; and, in 1834, with £600 from the same grant, by lot.

The old Chapel was enlarged, under a faculty granted 26th February 1820; but a new Chapel has been built under the Parliamentary grant : architecture Gothic, with a tower : will accommodate 603 persons ; free seats, 307: first stone laid 3rd March 1830. Cost, £2,387. 8s. -Vide 12th Report, page 3.

An Inclosure Act was passed 35th Geo. III.

No glebe house.

The Register books, for baptisms and burials, commence in 1761.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: Bradford.

Whitaker's Loidis et Elmete, page 248. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 179.

*1 800 additional sittings (of which 300 are free) have been procured, towards which the Society made a grant of £450.

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