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St. Stephen's - Burmantofts

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District:
Burmantofts  
Religion:
 
Consecrated:
9th November 1854 (1)
Map:

Accommodation Road (1)

Leeds Plans 1889/90 Sheet CCXVIII.2.19 (2)

Connecting Churches:
St. Peter's, St. Alban the Martyr . St Agnes Burmantofts
Status:
 
Architect & Building:
The following Description from the '1893 Kelly's Directory of Leeds, Sheffield and Rotherham' (1): St. Stephen's, Burmantofts, is an ecclesiastical parish, formed February 18, 1851, out of St. Peter's, but portions have since been assigned to the parish of St. Alban the Martyr: the church, In Accommodation road, erected in 1853-4 at a cost of about £3,000, and consecrated November 9, 1854, is an edifice of stone in the Geometrical Decorated style, from designs by Mr. J. DOBSON, architect, of Leeds, and consists of chancel, with vestry, nave, western porch, over which is a large circular traceried window, and an octagonal turret, with spire, at the south-west angle, containing 2 bells; the chancel has double sedilia and reredos of pine and encaustic tiles: in 1867 the church was renovated, and a memorial to the Rev. Frederick Thomas ROWELL M. A. first vicar of this parish, who died October 12, 1865: there are other memorial windows to Mr. Henry GARLAND, formerly churchwarden; and to Mr. WILCOCK, of Bradshaw, near Halifax: a churchwarden's pew, of carved black oak, has been erected, and in 1886 a new organ was introduced; there are 600 sittings. The register dates from the year 1854. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £280, chiefly derived from a grant of £250 yearly by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, with residences, in the gift of five trustees, and held since 1888 by the Rev. Thomas Edward JAMESON: the vicarage house was built in 1856, at a cost of £1,400 towards which a sum of £600 was contributed by the trustees of the late Mrs. MATTHEWMAN. The population in 1881 was 8,444.
Records:
Christenings Marriages Bishop Transcripts Where held
  1851-1939 1854-1939 CB 1881 (WYAS/L) (3)
Notes:
Parish created in 1851 from Leeds St Peter united1901 with St Agnes Burmantofts
Bibliography:

1. Kelly's 1893 Directory Leeds, Sheffield and Rotherham.

2. Leeds Indexers, "1889/90 Plans of Leeds", 2003.

3. Wilcox, A (M.A.M.Phil. F.R.S.A.) (1998) National Index of Parish Registers
Volume II Part 3. Yorkshire West Riding, London
:Society Of Genealogists

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