Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.
The place: LETWELL WITH GILDINGWELLS. Church dedication: CHAPEL.
Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S. D. -Population, 236 *2, vide Laughton ; Church-room, 193 ; Net value, £60.
The Chapel of Letwell was built before 1573.
The Prebendary of Laughton hath jurisdiction over Letwell, Thwaytes, Gildingwells, and Wallingwells.
Patron and impropriator, the Chancellor of the Cathedral of York.
Valued in 1818, at £40 per annum. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 437, it is stated : " We think fit that they are all nearly situate one to another ; that Firbeck, Letwell, Stone, anciently belonging to Firbeck, Langall, Gildingwells, and Thwaytes, be made one parish, and that Letwell Chapel be made the parish Church."
Augmented, in 1768, with £200; in 1787, with £200; in 1791, with £200; in 1807, with £200; in 1814, with £200; in 1824, with £200; and in 1832, with £200 -all by lot.
For the arms, monuments, and inscriptions, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.
No glebe house.
The registers are entered at St. John's, the Chapelry having no parochial rights.
Parochial Charities. -No return.
Post town: Tickhill.
Torre's MS. (Peculiars), page 528. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 295. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 295.
*1 Peculiar of Laughton.
*2 In 1834, the Population was returned at 227, for Letwell only, but which probably includes Gildingwells.
George Lawton in 1842..
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