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

The place: KIRKSTALL.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.

ST. STEPHEN. -(Perpetual Curacy.)-Area, vide Leeds. Leeds liberty. -Population, 1,800, vide Leeds; Chapel-room, 1,000 *1; Net value, £147.

Patron, the Vicar of Leeds.

Built under the Parliamentary grant, from a design of Chantrell's. Expense, £3,240. 16s. 4d. Made a district parish under 58th Geo. III. cap. 45, sec. 16. -Vide 12th Report, page 5.

Architecture Gothic, with tower and spire. First stone laid 7th July 1828. -Vide 10th Report, page 3.

The architecture is of the style of the 13th century. The Chapel was consecrated in September 1829.

The spire was damaged by lightning in 1833, but since restored. £50 was contributed towards its restoration, by the Society for rebuilding and enlarging churches.

Augmented in 1831 with £200, £200, £200, £200 and £200, to meet benefaction of land worth £1000 from the Earl of Cardigan and others; and in 1834 with £200 and £200, to meet benefaction of £400 by subscriptions.

No Return as to registers. Marriages are celebrated at the mother church.

There is no glebe house.

Parochial Charities -No return. Here was a celebrated Priory.

Post town: Leeds.

Vid. Mon. Ang. vol. v. page 526. Burton's Mon. Parsons' Leeds, &c. vol. i. page 437. Gent's Ripon (Kirkstall Abbey), page 29. Bray's Tour, page 261. Thoresby, page 166. Whitaker's Craven, page 60. Gentleman's Magazine, vol. lxxiv. part ii. page 613. Hargrove's Knaresbro', page 199.

*1 Free sittings, 500.

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