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

The place: THORNES.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.

Agbrigg wapentake, L.D. -Population, 2430, vide Wakefield; Chapel-room, 600 *1; Net value, £43.

Patron, the Vicar of Wakefield.

Built under the Parliamentary grant. Architecture Roman Doric, with cupola. First stone laid 12th August 1829. Cost £2,038. 17s. 6d. No District assigned. Completed. -Vide 11th Report, page 4.

No glebe house.

No return as to registers.

John Forster's charity, by will, 25th February 1670. Rent of a copyhold cottage, croft, and three roods of land. Distributed amongst the poor.

Richard Taylor's charity, by will, dated 5th July 1686. Rent of 16a. of land, applied towards apprenticing two or three poor children ; residue amongst poor ancient, decrepid, and impotent people. -Vide 17th Report, page 708.

Post town: Wakefield.

*1 Of which 250 are free sittings.

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