Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.
The place: BRAMLEY. Church dedication: CHAPEL.
Area, vide Braithwell. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D. - Population, 290, vide Braithwell ; Chapel-room, 120; Net value, vide Braithwell.
Patron, the Lord Chancellor.
" Here is a Chapel, (says Mr. Hunter,) but without parochial rights. Of its foundation I have hitherto met with nothing satisfactory. In the time of the Commonwealth it claimed the right of sepulture."
Not valued in 1707 ; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 447, it is stated, " Two miles from Braithwell. £8 per annum. About 200 communicants. There are certain hamlets near the said Chapel, and three miles distant from their parish Churches, viz. Helleby in the parish of Stainton, Newell in the parish of Laughton, Woodlaiths in the parish of Conisbrough, and Cole Riddings in the parish of Rotherham. We think fit that Newell aforesaid be made parcel of and annexed to Bramley, and Bramley Chapel to be made a parish Church ; and further, that Helleby and Woodlaiths be made a parish of itself, they consisting of thirty-one families at least, and a Church built in some convenient place."
An Inclosure Act was passed 9th Geo. III.
No return as to glebe or registers.
Parochial Charities. -Vide Braithwell.
Post town: Rotherham.
Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 136.
*1 Mr. Hunter (South Yorkshire) mentions an augmentation made in 1730, but which appears to be wrong, the augmentation being made to Bramley, in the parish of Leeds.
George Lawton in 1842..
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