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

The place: CHAPEL ALLERTON.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.     Church type: Perpetual Curacy.

Area, vide Leeds. Leeds liberty. - Population, 2,797, vide Leeds; Chapel-room, 1,728 *1; Net value, £361.

Patron, the Vicar of Leeds.

Augmented in 1719 with £200 to meet benefaction from Mr. J. Dodgson, and others, of lands worth £200; in 1734 with £200 to meet benefaction from the Rev. Henry Robinson of £100 and land worth £100; and in 1792 by lot with £200.

An Inclosure Act was passed in the 48th Geo. III. and amended by 51st Geo. III.

The Chapel has been rebuilt since the time of Thoresby, and a faculty to enlarge it was granted on the 7th June 1819.

6th December 1805, a faculty granted to erect a gallery.

Two of the windows are beautified with stained glass, presented by Mr. Rhodes and the Rev. E. Wilson.

Dr. Whitaker gives a list of the Curates.

The glebe house is unfit for residence.

The Register Books for burials and baptisms commence in 1789. Marriages are celebrated at the mother church.

Henry Hanson's gift, 1775. Interest of £100 for bread.

John Gledhill's gift, 1806. Interest of £100 for bread. -These two sums were invested in the purchase of £300 three per cents., and 15s. worth of bread is distributed monthly.

Wade Brown's gift, by will, dated 13th October 1821. Interest of £100 share in the Leeds water-works, for coals at Christmas.

Sunday Schools. Interest of £155, amount of sundry bequests, viz.: Alice Bywater, £100; Luke Priestley, £10; John Gledhill, £50 less £5 duty. -Vide 15th Report, page 676.

Post town: Leeds.

Vid. Torre's MS. page 274. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 106, and 226. Whitaker's Loidis Elmete, page 123. Thoresby, page 123. Parsons's Leeds, vol. i. page 438.

*1 485 additional sittings, of which 102 are free, have been procured, towards which the Society made a grant of £150.

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