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St. Simon's

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District:
   
Religion:
Church of England
Consecrated:
14th November 1865 1
Map:
Ventnor Street
Connecting Churches:

St. Andrew's 1 All Hallows 2

Status:
Architect & Building:

The following Description from the '1893 Kelly's Directory of Leeds, Sheffield and Rotherham' 1 St. Simon's is an ecclesiastical parish, formed January 15, 1869, out of St. Andrew's; the church, in Ventnor Street, erected in 1864-5 at the sole expense of the Beckett family, is an edifice in the Decorated style, from designs by Mr. Thomas SHAW, architect, and was consecrated November 14, 1865: it consists of a narrow chancel with vestry and organ chamber, clerestoried nave, aisles and a spired turret on the north side, containing one bell: the walls of the chancel are decorated in colour, the lower portion being lined with ornamental tiles, three panels of which form a reredos: the altar cloth of velvet, richly embroidered, was presented by the congregation: the lectern and pulpit are carved oak, the latter being arcaded: both nave and chancel roofs were renewed in wood in 1891, at a cost of £120, and are carried on beams springing from stone shafts supported on corbels: the nave of five bays is separated from the aisles by arcades of light arches on clustered piers: the organ was erected in 1891 at a cost of £400, the church is partly surrounded by a garden, inclosed by fencing. The parish schools on the opposite side of the road are good buildings of brick with stone dressings, in an Early Gothic style, and have gabled wings and a porch, above which is a lofty gabled bell-cot with 1 bell; these include a master's house, and there is a large annexed schoolroom at the south end; there are sittings for 550 persons. The register dates from the year 1865. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, July 28, 1869, £200, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Ripon, and held since 1877 by the Rev. Samuel Augustus Elworthy BROOKING B.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge: a grant of £1,000 was made November 24th, 1871, for providing of a vicarage house. St. Simon's Mission Hall, in Kirkstall Road, built in 1886, is a well built structure of brick, dressed with stone in a simple style of Gothic. The area is 45 acres; the population in 1891 was 6,000.

Records:
Christenings Marriages Where held
1865-1954 1869-194 WYAS/L 2
Notes:
Parish created 1969 from Leeds St Andrews and United 1955 with Leeds All Hallows
Bibliography:
  1. 1893, Kelly's Directory of Leeds, Sheffield and Rotherham
  2. 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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