|"The Rural Dean having made a
communication to the churchwardens to the effect
that the church needed draining, and that a new
burial ground was required, a vestry meeting was
called, at which a Committee was appointed for
carrying these measures into operation. It was
thought that the expenses would be covered by a
double rate for 2 years.
A piece of ground was given by Miss Gascoigne of half an acre for a new burying place. It was agreed that this ground should be enclosed with a wall, with an iron gate for entrance; that to enlarge the approach the Pinfold should be removed and rebuilt at the end of the town adjoining T. Braithwaite's farm-yard: that a wall should be built in place of the hedge at the east side of the old churchyard and that the soil should be removed from the wall of the church on the south side and an open drain made by the north wall.
The building work was put up for competition and the estimate of Wm. Nettleton of Thorner, being the lowest, was adopted. The new burial ground was consecrated by the Bishop of Ripon, November 8th."
|Paid to Wm. Nettleton (Estimate)||139||10||0|
|G. Backhouse (advising and overlooking)||7||10||0|
|Clarke and Perkins (Miss Gascoigne's solicitors)conveying land, etc.||13||16||8|