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

The place: SOUTHOWRAM.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.

Morley wapentake. -Population, 5,751, vide Halifax; Chapel-room, 430; Net value, £107.

Patron, the Vicar of Halifax.

Valued, in 1818, at £123 per annum ; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 283, it is stated : " No minister. £4 per annum. To continue as it is."

Built a short time before the 21st Henry VIII. by John Lacy, of Cromwell Bottom, Esq., and his neighbours.

In Archbishop Sharp's time, this Chapel was usually served by the Reader of Halifax, who preached there once a month.

27th August 1816, faculty to take down and rebuild the Chapel.

Consecrated 7th October 1819.

6th March 1824, confirmation of allotment of pews.

Augmented, in 1720, with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from the Rev. Mr. Burton, Thomas Holdsworth, and John Smith, gents.; in 1756, with £200, and in 1797, with £200, both by lot; and in 1811 with £1,400, in 1812 with £200 and in 1823 with £200, all from the Parliamentary grant, -by lot ; and in 1824 with £300 from the Parliamentary grant, to meet benefaction of £200 from the Rev. J. Hope, the incumbent.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Book, for baptisms only, commences in 1800. The previous entries were at Halifax. No marriages or burials.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: Halifax.

Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 191. Whitaker's Loidis et Elmete, page 391. History of Halifax, page 297. Crabtree's Halifax, page 371. Watson's Halifax, pages 304. 445.

*1 Or Briar's Chapel, or St. Anne's in the Grove.

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