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.