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

The place: DENTON.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.

Area, vide Otley. Claro wapentake, L. D. -Population, 179 *1, vide Otley; Chapel-room, 160 *2; Net value, £44. -This town was held of the Archbishop by Walter de Vavasour, by scotage, ward, and maneage, and suit of court to the Archbishop's manor of Otley from three weeks to three weeks. Now held, says Torre, by the Lords Fairfax, Barons of Cameron.

Patron, Sir C. Ibbetson, Bart.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 332, it is recommended to be made a parish, and Skales and Carrhouse, in the parish of Weston, to be annexed thereto.

There is no glebe house.

The Register Books for marriages commence in 1754, for baptisms in 1766, and for burials in 1772.

Torre gives no information respecting this Chapel.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: Otley.

Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 115. Hargrove's Knaresborough (House only), page 404. Wharfdale, page 30.

*1 In 1818, it was 192.

*2 There is Church-room for as many of the township as are usually in the habit of attending Divine Service. Vide Parliamentary Return for 1818.

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