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St. George

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District:
Leeds
Religion:
Church of England
Consecrated:
7th November 1838 (2)
Map:
Great George Street, Leeds (2)
Connecting Churches:
Leeds St Peter (2)
Status:
 
Architect & Building:

Erected 1836-1838 (1)

The following Description from the '1893 Kelly's Directory of Leeds, Sheffield and Rotherham' (1) St. George's is an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1838 portions of winch have been since taken to form the parishes of St. Andrew, Emmanuel, St. Philip, and All Hallows. The church, in Great George street, erected in 1836-8, at a cost of about £11,000, and consecrated November 7th, 1838, is an edifice of stone in a very poor style of mixed Gothic, and consists of nave and aisles under a sing1e roof, and a western tower with crocketed pinnacles and a spire reaching a height of 160 feet, and containing a clock and one bell: over the communion table is a-fine painting, by C. W. Cope esq. R.A. representing "All nations looking unto Christ; " and there are memo- rial tablets to John Atkinson esq. W. Robinson esq. and Mrs. Sinclair: the church is built on ground sloping rapidly towards the south, and is surrounded by a wide flagged- terrace, beneath which on the south side are vaults, but both the church and graveyard were closed against interments by Order in Council May 4th, 1855;. the inclosed space on the south side forms a burial ground, and contains a raised tomb of granite, with arms and inscription, to William Deakin Heaton, of Attercliffe, who died in May, 1847: the western entrance is approached by a flight of stone steps: in 1874 the structure was thoroughly renovated aud has now sittings for 1,400 persons. The register dates from the year 1838. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value about £500, with residence, in the gift of five trustees, and held since 1887 by the Rev. Benjamin LAMB M.A. of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and surrogate. The population in 1891 was 9,869.
There is a Mission room in Park court, connected with this church, erected in 1881-2 at a cost of £1,100, and used both for divine services and for Sunday school purposes

Records:
Records commenced 1838 2
Christenings Marriages Burials Where held
1838-1908 1846-1909 1838-1926 WYAS/L 1
Notes:
 
Bibliography:
  1. 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

  2. 1893, Kelly's Directory of Leeds, Sheffield and Rotherham.
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