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

The place: IDLE.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.

Morley wapentake. -Population, 5,416, vide Calverley; Chapel-room, 1,020; Net value, £116.

Patrons, the feoffees, with the consent of the Vicar of Calverley.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 314, it is stated: " No maintenance. To remain a Chapel."

Nicholas Pollard, by will, dated 2nd December 1650, left a rent-charge of 20s. per annum to the minister.

There was an augmentation by Peter Sunderland, or his brother Samuel, (Abp. Sharp does not give the date,) of £12 per annum, rent-charge.

Augmented in 1717 with £200 to meet benefaction from Sir W. Calverley and others, of lands worth £250; in 1742 with £200, to meet benefaction ; and in 1812 with £400 by lot, from the Parliamentary grant.

An Inclosure Act was passed 49th Geo. III.

29th March 1751, faculty to erect a gallery.

Glebe house fit for residence.

The Registers are entered at Calverley previous to 1812.

Doles. Donor unknown. 40s. per annum.

Nicholas Pollard's dole, by will, dated 2nd December 1658. 20s. per annum to the poor, and 20s. to the minister.

Hanson's charity. Vide General Charities. -Vide 17th Report, page 731.

IDLE NEW CHURCH. -This Church was built under the Parliamentary grant. Architecture Gothic, with tower and steeple. Will accommodate 1,020 persons. Free sittings 416. Expense £2,841. 13s. First stone laid 28th April 1828. -Vide 10th Report, page 3.

Post town: Bradford.

Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 170.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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