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

The place: CUMBERWORTH.     Church dedication: ST. NICHOLAS.

Staincross and Agbrigg wapentake. -Population, 579, vide Kirkburton *1; Chapel-room, 280; Net value, £148.

There was a parochial Chapel in Cumberworth, belonging to the patronage of the families of Dronsfield and another. -Vide Torre, who also gives a catalogue of Rectors to 1412.

Patron, T. W. Beaumont, Esq.

4th July 1627, the Archbishop granted the right of sacramentals and burials.

Not named in King Henry's Valor. Valued in 1707 at £18. 15s. per annum ; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 412, it is stated " Distant from Penistone two miles."

Cumberworth half includes part of Skelmanthorpe.

An Inclosure Act was passed 39th Geo. III.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register books commence in 1653, but are imperfect until 1708.

Edward Stones's charity, by deed, dated 26th January, 7th Jac. I. Rent-charge of 33s. 4d. per annum, viz. 20s. for the aged and impotent poor dwelling in Cumberworth half, 6s. 8d. for the repairs of the Chapel, and 6s. 8d. to the churchwardens of Silkstone.

Poor's money. Interest of £45, of which £40 was given by Mrs. Ann Railton, and £5 was money anciently belonging to the poor.

*1 The Population is however included in Kirkburton parish, in the official returns. Part of Skelmanthorpe is in the parish of Emley.

Other information:

Unknown rent-charge of 10s. is distributed among poor persons of Cumberworth.

Poor's land. Rent of six acres, half to the poor of Cumberworth, £6; part of the rent is paid to the master of Skelmanthorpe School, for instructing six poor children, and the residue to the poor on St. Thomas's day. -Vide 17th Report, page '768, and 19th Report, page 548.

Post town: Huddersfield.

Torre's MS., page 1055. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 272. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. ii. page 250.

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