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

The place: OSSETT WITH GAWTHORPE.     Church dedication: HOLY TRINITY.

Agbrigg wapentake, L.D. - Population, 5,325 *1, vide Dewsbury; Chapel-room, 1,000 *2; Net value, £162.

Patron, the Vicar of Dewsbury.

At the time of the Parliamentary Survey the maintenance was £2 per annum. To remain a Chapelry. -Vol. xviii. page 294.

Augmented in 1718 with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from Mr. T. Walshaw and others ; in 1729, with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from the Rev. Henry Robinson; in 1804, with £200 and £200 to meet benefactions of £200 from Mr. Marshall's trustees, and £200 from the Rev. Edward Kilvington; and in 1817 with £600 from the Parliamentary grant, by lot.

An Inclosure Act was passed 47th Geo. III.

5th July 1805, a faculty was granted to enlarge the Chapel and build a gallery.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

No return as to Registers, vide Dewsbury.

Charity School. Established, by means of a subscription, in 1745. Income, rent of five cottages and a croft, let for £20. 9s. 2d. per annum. Ten poor children taught reading, writing, and accounts, and which are a reduced number, but it was proposed to add additional scholars.

Sarah Wilson's dole. Interest of £10.

Syke's dole. Interest of £2. 12s.

These two sums have been taken by the parish, and no interest paid for some years. A promise was made to the Commissioners that the arrears should be paid up, and distributed amongst the poor. -Vide 19th Report, page 551.

Post town: Wakefield.

Archbishop Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 181. Whitaker's Loidis et Elmete, page 309.

*1 In 1834, the Population was returned at 5,361.

*2 Of which 300 free sittings have been obtained, under a grant of £300 from the Society for Enlarging Churches. The estimate in 1818 was 1,360.

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