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The Church of St Mary, Todmorden
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The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £600 private benefaction, £800 royal bounty, and £2000 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Rochdale.

The chapel, rebuilt about 1770, on the site of a more ancient one, is dedicated to St. Mary, and is situated on an eminence near the centre of the town. A new chapel is being erected, at an estimated expense of between £4000 and £5000, towards defraying which His Majesty’s commissioners for building new churches have granted about £3600, the remainder to be raised by subscription among the inhabitants: it is to contain one thousand two hundred and fifty-five sittings, four hundred and fifty-five of them free, and, on its completion, will supersede the old chapel, which will be abandoned.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England,by Samuel Lewis, Vol.IV,London,1831.Pages 316-317.

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