Morley wapentake. Heptonstall division. -Population, 10,752, vide Halifax; Chapel-room, 350 *2; Net value, £130.
Patron, the Vicar of Halifax.
Valued, in 1707, at £23. 2s. 6d. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 274, it is stated : " No maintenance. To be united to, and Heptonstall to be the parish Church."
Augmented, in 1810, with £200, and in 1813, with £1,400 from the Parliamentary grant, both by lot; in 1816, with £300, and £300 from the same grant, to meet benefactions of £200 and £200 from the inhabitants ; in 1820, with £800, by lot ; and, in 1824, with £300 from the same grant, to meet benefaction of £200 from the Rev. J. Fennell, the incumbent.
£20 per annum (says Archbishop Sharp) are paid by the freeholders and owners of lands. Mr. Waterhouse also left 40s. per annum for preaching an anniversary sermon.
21st June 1717, a faculty was granted to rebuild the Chapel.
A new Chapel was consecrated on the 29th September 1835, and also a burial-ground.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books for baptisms and burials commence in 1678.
John Greenwood's gift, by will, dated 13th December 1705. 20s. per annum to the poor of Stansfield, in canvas cloth.
Henry Pollard's gift, by will, dated in 1608. Rent-charge of 9s. to the minister of Crostone, and £1. 18s. to the poor of Stansfield. -Vide 18th Report, page 589.
Post town: Rochdale, Lancashire.
History of Halifax, page 305. Watson's Halifax, page 451. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 189. Whitaker's Loidis et Elmete, pages 274. 403.
*1 This town takes its name from an ancient stone cross, the top of which is now destroyed. -Watson's Halifax.
*2 Estimated at 500 in 1818. The Society have voted £700 for 751 additional sittings, of which 616 are to be free.