Conrad Lumb of Mytholmroyd is currently working on assembling a history of Moor End Chapel. He is at the proof reading stage, and copies will be lodged with the URC, Calderdale Family History Society and the library in due coure.
If you require more information, contact Conrad
Sometime, by permission, it is hoped it will be possible to publish the information on the web.
Summary of possible site contents:
Notes: 1. This Summary Sheet relates to the information on Moor End Chapel held on computer.
2. See the “Read Me” file in each Section for a more detailed explanation of that Section.
01 Cemetery Register (1a) - This Register dated 1869 was divided into two parts (see 02 below). This section gives the owners of graves and shows the Original document plus an alphabetically and numerically transcription.
02 Cemetery Register (1b) - Lists the graves showing owners and details of those interred in them. The Section contains the Original plus a mirror image transcription.
03 Cemetery Register (2) - Grave owners by graveyard section and individual grave number. The Section contains the Original plus a mirror image transcription.
04 Old Chapel Graveyard - Identifies individuals buried in the Old Chapel Graveyard as opposed to the main Graveyard. This Section is linked to the plans in the “Old Chapel Graveyard” folder within Section 6.
05 Death Release Forms - These forms give authority to the chapel to carry out a burial and can be issued for an assortment of reasons including things like sudden death. There were two many forms to copy so the Section contains a transcription of people listed on the forms and examples of the forms themselves.
06 Graveyard Maps - This section contains plans for both the “Main Cemetery” and the original old cemetery that was located on two sides of the original Chapel before it closed. When the Chapel closed the congregation moved to what was then the Sunday School. This subsection is called “The Old Chapel Cemetery” and consists of hand drawn plans. Section “04 Old Chapel Graveyard” list internees for easier identification.
07 Register 1 - Book 1 Baptisms by Page - The original Registers were “Baptisms and Burial Book 1” and “Baptisms and Burials Book 2”. These two registers were transcribed into this single Register and the original books were sent to London. This single Register identifies the original two registers and are covered as follows:
“Book 1 - Baptisms” - 1734 to 1822
“Book 2 - Baptisms” - 1824 to 1904. (With a small number of back entries at the beginning)
“Book 1 - Burials” - 1768 to 1802
“Book 2 - Burials” - 1829 to 1959
As there were only 23 entries in “Book 1 - Burials” the information from Book 1 and Book 2 has been merged together.
This Section contains “Original Book 1 - Baptisms” and a matching transcription file called “B1 Baptisms - By Page”.
08 Register 1 - Book 1 Baptisms Alpha - This is the surname alphabetical version of the transcription from Section 07 called “B1 Baptisms - Alpha”.
09 Register 1 - Book 2 Baptisms by Page - This Section contains a copy of “Originals Book 2 - Baptisms” and a matching transcription called “B2 Baptisms - By Page”. See 07 above for a breakdown of how the Books are organised.
10 Register 1 - Book 2 Baptisms Alpha - This is the surname alphabetical version of the transcription from Section 09 and is called “B2 Baptisms - Alpha”.
11 Register 1 - Books 1 & 2 Burials by Page - This Section hold the “Original Burials” and the mirror image transcription “Burials by Page” for both Book 1 and 2.
12 Register 1 - Books 1 & 2 Burials Alpha - Holds the file “Burials - Alpha” which is the alphabetical surname version of “Burial by Page” from section 11.
13 Register 2 - Baptisms & Marriages by Page - This Section as two parts the first is the Original where the entries go over two pages. There are 6 double pages on Baptisms (covering 1888 to 1928). The second is 5 double pages on Marriages (covering 1892 to 1928). The Transcription is a mirror of the Original but splits the Baptisms and Marriages into separate sections.
14 Register 2 - Baptisms & Marriages Alpha - Holds files for both Baptisms and Marriages taken from Section 13 and puts them in alphabetical order based on the surname.
15 Register 3 - Baptisms, Marriages and Burials - This Section hold the Original and Microsoft Excel copies of the following:
1. Baptisms from 1929 to 2000, 2. Marriages from 1929 to 1990, 3. Burials from 1929 to 1997
16 Register 3 - Baptisms, Marriages and Burials Alpha - Holds files for Baptisms, Marriages and Burials taken from Section 15 and puts them in alphabetical order based on the surname.
17 Register 4 - Marriages - There are only six marriages in this register dating from 1971 to 1990. The layout is very similar to that of an official Civil Marriage Certificate. The Section contains a copy of the Original and a Transcription, which has both marriages in date order, and by surname.
18 Cradle Roll - Transcribed from a note book covering the years 1957 to 1966. The transcriptions are: a. By month of birth - this was how the original document was formatted. b. By Alphabetical Surname - to make easier to search.
NOTE: In the following sections the word “Chapel” is a generic term relating to the activities of the Moor End U.R.C. be it in the old Chapel building or in the Sunday School that, after the close of the old chapel building, functioned as the Chapel.
19 Anniversaries - Assorted “Orders of Service” and photographs from the Chapel and Sunday School anniversaries.
20 Booklets - This Section hold booklets or writings about the history of Moor End Chapel. There are three, which are:
a. An account of the Chapel History found in one of the Chapel books. It appears to have been written by Vicars/Chapel Members at the time but needs further investigation.
b. A booklet written by Harry Armitage who was a local historian. Harry’s wife Maureen and other members of her family had been associated with the Chapel for many years.
c. A booklet by Sheila Sykes who, along with her husband Eddy, had been the backbone of the Chapel for many years up until its closure in 2912.
21 Chapel - Inside - A harvest festival photo which is the only one found so far of the inside of the old Chapel building.
22 Chapel - Outside - A small assortment of photographs of the outside of the old Chapel building.
23 Chapel - Documents - An assortment of documents, lists and certificates used by the Chapel.
24 Committee Minutes - This Section as yet as not been actioned.
25 Concerts - An assortment of photographs of Concerts put on by the Chapel with dates where known.
26 Membership - This is a copy of the membership register, which is yet to be actioned.
27 Newspaper Cuttings - A number of Newspaper Cutting, which relate to the Chapel.
28 Old documents - An assortment of copies of old Chapel documents such as Indentures, Wills, Deeds and Stipends.
29 Other Items - An assortment of items such as cuttings and photographs relating to Chapel social activities.
30 Sunday School - Inside - An assortment of photographs of the inside of the Sunday School building taken shortly before its closure.
31 Sunday School - Outside - An assortment of photographs of the outside of the Sunday School building taken shortly before its closure. 32 Sunday School Queen - An assortment of photographs of Sunday School Queens mostly taken in the 1950’s or thereabouts.
33Visitors Book - The Chapel Visitors Book covers the years 1963 to 2008. It often identifies the occasion of the visit and also shows list of Trustees and Deacons. This document as yet to be listed and made searchable.
34 Youth Activities - This Section contains assorted items relating to trips, youth groups (such as the Boys Brigade) and other activities supported by the Chapel.