Early account of Byrness Chapel Near the Cleugh

This is an early account of Byrness Chapel, written in old English. We have been able to date this to early 1800's.

 

Birness Chapel was built in an antient burial ground by voluntary subscription in ₤1,793 and at the same time endowed with the sum of ₤1,750 of which Mr Dutens then rector of Elsden gave ₤1,200 the governors of Queen Anne's Bounty ₤400 and the remaining ₤150 was a surplus of the building fund. On the outside it is 34 feet 4 inches long by 22 feet 4 inches broad besides a very small chancel and a porch at the west end Its income at present amounts on an average of years to about ₤75 arising from money in the funds from Queen Anne's Bounty and from a small farm called the Queen's Letch near Hexham. The rector of Elsden is its patron. The curate is bound if required to teach poor scholars in it gratis It has no parochial limits j but there is a fund in Lord Redesdale's trust for repairing it.

 

 

 

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