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

The place: HARTSHEAD.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.

Morley wapentake. - Population, 2,448, vide Dewsbury ; Chapel-room, 500; Net value, £202.

Patron, the Vicar of Dewsbury.

Impropriator, Sir G. Armytage.

Archbishop Sharp thought this was formerly a Vicarage, as there is a vicarage house as well as parsonage. There is a payment of £10 per annum made by the impropriator, and there are also 40s. per annum left by a Mrs. Beatrix for an anniversary sermon.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 293, it is recommended to be made a parish.

Augmented in 1742 with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from Mrs. J. Nettleton's trustees ; in 1809, with £200 by lot; and in 1813 with £800 from the Parliamentary grant, by lot.

An Inclosure Act was passed 18th Geo. III. (Clifton upon Calder.)

No glebe house.

The Register Books commence in 1612.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Kirklees Nunnery in this township was founded in the reign of King Henry II. for Cistercian Nuns.

Post town: Dewsbury.

Whitaker's Loidis et Elmete, page 305. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 182. Mon. Angl., vol. v. page 328.

*1 Or Hartshead cum Clifton. Not noticed by Torre.

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