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CHAPELRY OF THE PARISH OF PONTEFRACT
From earliest times Knottingley formed a chapelry of the parish of Pontefract, its
church, dedicated to the Saxon Saint, Botolph, and dating from the late eleventh
century, serving as a chapel of ease for the manorial population. Ecclesiastical
reorganisation in 1789 conferred a degree of autonomy on the burgeoning township
which became a separate parish with full rites of baptism, matrimony and sepulture
but remained a perpetual curacy under the patronage of the Vicar of Pontefract until
From Terry Spencer's 'Aspects of Civil Administration & Social
Development in 19th Century Knottingley'.
|As you are no doubt aware, the
Knottingley website contains an immense amount of published
material and it is clear that many people don't have the time or
inclination to read through pages and pages of information which
often contain a lot of references that are of little interest to
them. With that in mind, in this section of the
Knottingley website you will find a list of subjects from which
I have taken the most important facts and other relevant items
of interest and compiled them together in list format. It
is from lists similar to this that our online quiz has been
compiled so the articles we will be publishing here should be of
assistance to you when attempting our quiz.