Area, 3,120 acres. Agbrigg wapentake, L.D. - Population, 1,445 *1; Church-room, 400 *2; Net value, £422. -This is an ancient Rectory belonging to the patronage of the Fitzwilliams, knights, lords of Emley, and from them descended to the Savilles of Thornhill.
Patron, the Earl of Scarborough.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's Taxation at £10; in the King's books at £14. 0s. 6d. per annum; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 300, at £80 per annum. Synodals, 4s. Procurations, 7s. 6d.
There were Inclosure Acts passed in 39th and 40th Geo. III. (Skelmanthorpe), and 57th Geo. III.
Torre gives a list of the Rectors.
The glebe house is fit for residence. 5th August 1797, faculty granted to new pew the Church.
The Register Books commence in 1600. Deficient for 1675, 1676, and 1677.
School and poor estate. Income, rent of a messuage, garden, and nine acres of land, purchased with sundry sums left for the poor. Seven-eighths are distributed amongst the poor, and one-eighth is paid to a schoolmaster, for instructing children on moderate terms.
William Turton's donation. Rentcharge of one load of rye. The value is paid in money.
John Allott's donation. Rent-charge of 10s.
The Rev. John Woollin's donation. Interest of £10 to be distributed in prayer-books. The principal remains in the hands of the Rector for the time being. -Vide 16th Report, page 407.
Post town: Wakefield.
Torre's MS., page 717. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 195. Wood's MS. (Bodleian), No. 5,101.
*1 This includes a part of Skelmanthorpe township, most of which is included in Cumberworth Half, Kirkburton parish.
*2 In 1818, estimated at 500 or 600.