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

The place: ECCLESALL.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.

Area, vide Sheffield. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D. -Population, 14,279 *1, vide Sheffield; Chapel-room, 800 *2; Net value, £160.

Patron, the Vicar of Sheffield.

Impropriator, the Duke of Norfolk.

The old Chapel, after the Reformation, was disused until 1622, when the inhabitants repaired it.

A new Chapel was erected with the assistance of a brief, and consecrated 5th August 1789.

Valued in 1707 at £9. 10s.; in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 443, it is stated to be " Two miles and a half from Sheffield. No maintenance. About three hundred families. To be made a parish Church, and provided for in respect of maintenance ;" and in 1818 at £110 per annum.

Augmented in 1746 with £200; in 1754, with £200; and in 1812, with £800 from the Parliamentary grant, all by lot ; in 1819, with £300 from the same grant, to meet benefaction of £200 from the inhabitants and others ; in the same year with £600 from the same grant, by lot ; and in 1830, with £200, £200, and £200 to meet benefaction of £618. 4s. from the Rev. W. H. Vale and others.

An Inclosure Act was passed 19th Geo. III.

For the arms, inscriptions, and catalogue of the Curates, see Hunter's Hallamshire.

The glebe house is fit for residence. Register Books. -No return.

Poor's land. 3a. 2r. 5p. purchased with £20 bequeathed by John Bright for twenty poor housekeepers ; £40 given by Henry Young for the poor ; and £60 left by John Bright, for providing bread for the poor on four Sundays in the year.

Roger and George Lee's dole. Rentcharge of £3 per annum, to be distributed among the most aged poor.

William Crawshaw's dole. £10, the interest as above.

John Yates's gift. Interest of £10, to ten poor widows.

Robert Bagshaw 's gift. Interest of £10, to ten poor widows.

The Rev. Thomas Savage's gift, in 1782. Rent-charge of £5 per annum, for teaching eight poor children reading, writing, and arithmetic.

Joseph Wolstenholme's gift. Interest of £10, for teaching a child at Sharrow School.

The Rev. Robert Turie's gift. Interest of £40, for teaching six poor children of Ecclesall.

Robert Bagshaw's gift. Interest of £40, for teaching six poor children at Sharrow School.

The principal of the above three bequests has been received by the parish, and the annual sum of £4. 10s. is paid in respect thereof out of the rates.

John Fisher's gift, in 1767. Interest of £10, for poor widows. The Commissioners could obtain no account of this charity.


Thomas Marshall's gift, by will, in 1729. Rent-charge of £2, for instructing six poor children reading, writing, and arithmetic. - Vide 19th Report, page 603.

Post town: Sheffield.

Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 264. Hunter's Hallamshire, page 195.

*1 In 1834, the Population was returned at 19,982.

*2 In 1818, returned at 1,000.

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