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St. Augustine of Hippo

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District:
Wrangthorn  
Religion:
Church of England
Consecrated:
8th November 1871.(1) (2)
Map:
 
Connecting Churches:

St. Mark's (1)

Status:
Functional
Architect & Building:

Formed November l3th, 1866 out of Headingley and St. Mark's Woodhouse.1 Designed by James Barlow FRASER (Architect of Leeds).(1) (2) and built on land provided by Leeds Church Extension Society at a cost of £8,000.(1) The Spire built in 1878/9.(1) (2)

1886 Kelly's Directory (Transcribed by Alan Longbottom.) St.Augustine's, Wrangthorn, is an ecclesiastical parish, I formed November l3th, 1866 out of Headingley and St. Mark's Woodhouse. The church, situated at Hyde Park Corner, on a site provided by the Leeds Church Extension Society, and erected for the most part in 1870-1, at a cost of about £8,500, is a building of stone in the Decorated style of the fourteenth century, from the designs of Mr. James B. FRASER, architect, of Leeds, and consists of chancel clerestoried nave of six bays, transeptal chapels, aisles and a tower with spire reaching a height of 186 feet, and erected in 1879 it was consecrated November 8th, 1871 the stained east window and the reredos, an elaborate work in alabaster and mosaic, designed by the architect of the church, are both memorials to the late Mr. John RASER CE.; the pulpit and font are of Caen stone and coloured marbles, the latter being the gift of the architect, the organ cost £820 there are 636 sittings, one third of which are free. The register dates from the year 1870. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £150, endowed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners with £50 yearly, January lst, 1867, in the gift of the Queen and Bishop alternately, and held since 1866 by the Rev. James Boultbee Theol. Assoc. K.C.I. The parsonage house was erected in 1875, to the cost of which the Ecclesiastical Commissioners contributed a sum of £800. The population in 1881 was 3,559.

The following Description from the '1893 Kelly's Directory of Leeds, Sheffield and Rotherham' (3) St. Augustine's, Wrangthorne is an ecclesiastical parish, formed November 13th, 1866, out of Headingley and St. Mark's Woodhouse. The church, situated at Hyde Park corner, on a site provided by the Leeds Church Extension Society, and erected for the most part in 1870-1, at a cost of about £8,500, is a building of stone in the Decorated style of the fourteenth century, from the designs of Mr. James B. FRASER F.R.I.B.A. of Leeds, and consists of chancel; with vestry and organ chamber, clerestoried nave of five bays, latered gabled transeptal chapels, aisles, south porch and a tower on the south side of the chancel, with spire, reaching a height of 186 feet, and erected in 1879: the church was consecrated November 8th, 1871: the arcades separating the nave and aisles have short but massive columns of red granite, with richly carved caps: both nave and chancel have wagon roofs, that of the latter being enriched with gilded ribs and bosses: the lower stage of the tower, which forms a porch, is embattled; the second stage is octagonal, relieved by elegant open turrets at the principal angles, with crocketed spirelets; from this rises a broach spire with one tier of lights: the stained east window and reredos, an elaborate work in Chellaston alabaster and mosaic, including a group of "The Last Supper," designed by the architect of the church, are both memorials to the late Mr. John FRASER C.E.: the pulpit and font are of Caen stone and coloured marbles, the latter being the gift of the architect: the chancel is fitted with stalls, and there is a brass eagle lectern: the organ costs £820: there are 636 sittings, one third of which are free. The register dates from the year 1870. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £150, endowed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners with £50 yearly, January 1st, 1867, in the gift of the Crown and Bishop of Ripon alternatively, and held since 1866 by the Rev. James Boultbee Theol. Assoc. K.C.L. The parsonage house was purchased in 1873, at a cost of £1,600, to the cost of which the Ecclesiastical Commissioners contributed a sum of £800. The population in 1881 was 3,559.

Records:
Christenings Marriages Where held
  1867-1944 1872-1942 WYAS/L (4)
Notes:
Parish was created1866 from St Michael, Headingley, St Mark Woodhouse. now with St Marks, Woodhouse (4)
Bibliography:
  1. 1886, Kelly's Directory.
  2. 2001, Leeds A to Z of Local History, John Gilleghan (MBE).
  3. 1893, Kelly's Directory of Leeds, Sheffield and Rotherham
  4. 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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