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

The place: HORSEFORTH.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.

Area, vide Guiseley. Skirack wapentake, U.D. - Population, 3,425, vide Guiseley ; Chapel-room, 526; Net value, £158. -Built in 1758.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 346, the Chapelry is noticed thus : " Five marks maintenance; 160 families. To be made a parish."

The patronage of this Chapel was, by deed, conveyed to John Stanhope, Esq.. in consideration of his benefaction, by virtue of statute 1st Geo. I.

Augmented in 1747 with £200 by lot; in 1767 with £200 to meet benefaction from John Stanhope, Esq. of £200, and in the same year with £200 by lot ; and in 1812 with £1,000 and in 1820 with £400 both from the Parliamentary grant by lot.

Glebe house fit for residence.

The Register Books for baptisms and burials commence in 1693. Marriages are celebrated at the mother church.

Stanhape's charity, origin unknown. Rent-charge of £1. 13s. 4d.

Barley garth dole. Rent-charge of 8s. per annum. -Vide 15th Report, p. 653.

Post town: Leeds.

Vid. Torre's MS. page 502. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. pages 109 and 365. Whitaker's Loidis et Elmete, page 214. Parsons's Leeds, vol. 1. page 440.

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