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

The place: SCAMMONDEN.     Church dedication: ALIAS DEANHEAD.

Agbrigg wapentake, U.D. -Population, 912, vide Huddersfield; Chapel-room, 350 *1; Net value, £186.

Patron, the Vicar of Huddersfield.

Impropriator, Sir J. Ramsden, Bart.

Valued, in 1707, at £15; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 306, it is stated: " Ways bad. Fifty families, but no minister. £10 per annum maintenance. To be made a parish, and High Moss House and Over House, being three miles off Ripponden, to be taken from Halifax parish and annexed to Dean Head."

Augmented in 1718 with £200, to meet benefaction from Mr. George Woodhead, of lands worth £240; and in 1731 with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from Mr. William Walker and Mr. William Denton.

15th June 1812, faculty granted to rebuild the Chapel.

An Inclosure Act was passed 54th Geo. III.

No glebe house.

The Register Books for baptisms and burials commence in 1746.

George Woodhead's charity, by will, dated 24th October 1732. £5 per annum, to be distributed on St. James's-day amongst poor persons not receiving constant parochial relief.

John Hoyle's gift, by will, dated 11th January 1734. £1 per annum. -Vide 18th Report, page 554.

Post town: Huddersfield.

Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 200.

*1 Returned 500 in 1818.

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