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

The place: BURTON LEONARD.     Church dedication: ST. HELEN.     Church type: Peculiar. Discharged Vicarage.

Area, 1,760 acres. Claro wapentake. -Population, 553 ; Church-room, 150; Net value, £140. -This Church was appropriated to the Dean and Chapter of York, and in 1300 a Vicarage was ordained. The Dean and Chapter are still the patrons.

Valued in the King's Books, at £3. 1s. 0½d.

Inclosure Act 30th Geo. III.

Glebe house unfit.

The Register Books commence in 1672.

Poor's land. Rent of 7a. 2r. of land and three rents-charge, amounting together to 35s. per annum : given among aged widows.

Sir Solomon Swales's gift, in 1675. 30s. per annum among the poor of Burton Leonard, Brearton, Stainley, and Wallerthwaite. -Vide 3rd Report, page 453.

Torre's MS., page 539. Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 170, recommended to be united to North Stainley. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Bertune), pages 11, &c.

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