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

The place: CHAPELTHORPE.     Church dedication: ST. JAMES.

Agbrigg wapentake, L. D. -Population, 1,267; Chapel-room, 550; Net value, £189.

Patron, the Vicar of Sandal Magna ; impropriator, R. Allatt, Esq.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 302, it is stated : " Chapelthorpe Chapel, in the township of Criggleston. 300 communicants. £10 maintenance. The Chapel to be made a parochial Church, and all Criggleston (save Kebblethorpe and New Millerdam) to be annexed thereto, and also that part of Bretton which now belongs to Sandal Church."

" The nomination to our Chapel is in the Vicar of Sandal Magna, with the approbation of the inhabitants. The whole tithes are appropriated. Joshua Brook gave 10s. per annum for preaching two anniversary sermons. Yearly revenue, £11. 6s. 2d., besides £7. 11s., which they say is recovered by law, but is not yet come to the Curate's hand, the nomination, &c." Signed, " G. Burton, Curate." -Notitia Parochialis, No. 584 .

The Chapel was rebuilt in 1773 under the authority of a faculty.

Augmented, in 1735, with £200, to meet benefaction of lands worth £200 and upwards from the Rev. William Vevers.

The glebe house is fit for residence. Register books, no return, vide Sandal Magna.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: Wakefield.

Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 193.

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