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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.

Churches / Places of Worship

  St. Augustine
  8th November 1871.1 2
Connected Churches:
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
  The register dates from the year 1870. 1



1. 1886, Kelly's Directory.

2. 2001, Leeds A to Z of Local History, John Gilleghan (MBE).


St. Augustine