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Reference Mancath
Covering dates 1361-21st century
Held by Manchester Cathedral Archives
Extent 126 linear metres
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Creators Manchester Cathedral

Administrative history:
Manchester Cathedral is one of the earliest and most significant buildings in Manchester. Alongside the original College Buildings that now house Chetham's Library and part of Chetham's School of Music, it forms Manchester's medieval quarter. An understanding of the history of the Cathedral is the key to developing an understanding of the early development and growth of Manchester itself. Much of this history is contained within the Cathedral Archives, a valuable collection dating from the fourteenth century to the present day. Manchester was only made a Cathedral in 1847, but it had been a Collegiate Church since 1421, when Thomas De la Warre, the 12th Baron of Manchester, was granted a licence by Henry V to convert the Parish Church of St Mary into a Collegiate foundation. The current Dean of Manchester Cathedral is still also officially Warden of the Collegiate Church. Manchester and Durham are the only Cathedral Chapters to retain administration of their ancient endowment estates, having been exempted from the Cathedrals Measure of 1931. Manchester's original estate comprised land in the Parsonage and Deansgate area of Manchester, where the clergy residences were situated, together with the township of Kirkmanshulme (Churchman's Meadow), or Newton Detached in Longsight; the whole of Newton Heath and Miles Platting, and also some smaller areas of land in Rusholme and Salford. The Kirkmanshulme land is recorded as belonging to the Church in the Domesday Book, while the Newton Heath land appears to have been added in the 12th Century. The deeds mostly date from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. This series has immense potential for building historians and those wishing to chart the changes in land use in Manchester - particularly during the industrial revolution.

Contents:
The holdings include the largest series of Parish Registers of baptisms, marriages and burials in the Country, dating from 1573 to the present. These have all been microfilmed and are available for viewing at Manchester Central Library. Certified copies from the registers can be obtained from the Parish Clerk and Head Verger, Mr Geoffrey Robinson (geoffrey.robinson@manchestercathedral.com). Other significant holdings include: Chapter Minutes 1635-present day; Records concerning the Fabric of the Building 1756-present day; Precentors' Registers 1863-present day (recording daily music settings); Service Sheets and Printed ephemera 1832-present day; Photographs of building, ceremonies and individuals c1850-present day; Chapter Estates material 1361-1960



The Capitular Records of Manchester Cathedral  Mancath/2  1361-21st century

63 linear metres

Administrative history:
The Parish Church of St Mary in Manchester was converted into a Collegiate foundation by licence of Henry V in 1421. Thus a secular college of priests was attached to the Church, housed in the college buildings which now form Chetham's Library and School. The Chapter in 1421 comprised a Warden and eight fellows, to whom the royal licence granted a perpetual corporate seal. The foundation was called the Collegiate Church of St Mary, St George and St Dennis in Manchester. The College was dissolved in 1548 under Edward VI, but reconstituted as the College of the Blessed Virgin Mary under Philip and Mary. The College was again dissolved and refounded by Elizabeth I in 1578, renamed as the College of Christ in Manchester and the number of fellows was reduced from eight to four. The College was refounded once more by Charles I in 1635. This charter is still in effect today, with some amendments. By the Dean and Chapter Act of 1840, the Warden and Fellows became Dean and Canons of Manchester, although Manchester did not become a Cathedral until 1847. The Dean of Manchester still retains his title as Warden of the Collegiate Church and Rector of the Residual Parish. The pattern for the Manchester Cathedral Chapter differed from the mediaeval pattern of dean, precentor, chancellor and treasurer. Instead the Manchester Chapter comprised dean, sub-dean, bursar and collector of rents, and registrar. There has never been a chancellor and the post of precentor has invariably been held by a minor canon until the late twentieth century. The junior canon was registrar, keeping the minutes of Chapter instead of the Chapter Clerk well into the 20th century.

Contents:
The records of the Dean and Chapter of Manchester Cathedral and before them, the Warden and Fellows of the Collegiate Church of Manchester. Includes minutes of Chapter meetings, financial records, and title deeds and related papers of the Chapter Estates. Also contains service sheets and printed ephemera.

Bibliography:

Records of the Manor Court of Newton, Kirkmanshulme and Deansgate  Mancath/2/A1  1530-1919

Former reference: MCN/1-95

2 boxes

Much of the paper in poor condition. Very few items of Parchment.

Administrative history:
Newton was a mesne Manor within the Manor of Manchester. Albert de Grelley became possessed of the Manor of Manchester by marriage in 1129, and presented four bovates of land to the Church in around 1150, possibly in Newton. A Survey of the Manor of Manchester in 1320 recorded that the Church of Manchester was endowed with one messuage with rectory, eight burgages in Manchester, and all the hamlet of several houses of Newton and Kirkmanshulme. In the Survey, no lands in Newton or Kirkmanshulme were attached to the Manor of Manchester, indicating that this part of the Manor had been alienated prior to 1320. The Manor of Newton embraced the township of Newton with the hamlet of Kirkmanshulme, as well as the possessions of the College in Manchester (Deansgate), Rusholme, and Salford. The title of the Manor Court, as it most often appears is 'The Manor Court of Newton, Kirkmanshulme and Deansgate', the tenants of Yield House in Rusholme being coupled with those of Kirkmanshulme, and those of Salford included under Deansgate. For the Newton Manor there was a Court Baron and a Court Leet. The former was the Manorial Court which only the freeholders could attend, presided over by the Lord of the Manor in person, or by his steward. Courts Leet, however, were deemed the most ancient courts known to the law, and are believed to represent the ancient village assemblies of pre-feudal days. All the inhabitants of the Manor were suitors to the latter court. The Court Leet for Newton survived into the twentieth century, being held twice a year by the Dean and Canons of the Cathedral, with the help of a 'bait of a substantial dinner for the jurymen' after the close of business. An enquiry in 1851 reported that these sessions were 'renowned for good eating and drinking and loss of time to the jurors', and that 'it was notorious that though persons were regularly amerced (fined) in various sums, yet in no case had the Court further interfered to levy these fines, whether the evil has been remedied or not'.

Contents:
The Papers of the Courts Baron and Courts Leet held for the Manor of Newton, including: court proceedings (rough and some neat copies), call books, lists of amercements (fines for such transgressions as: obstructing water courses, not repairing roads, encroaching on common land, fighting etc.), court forms (notices to attend, oaths etc). The records are incomplete, though coverage for the periods 1677-1690 and 1775-1836 is comprehensive. It appears from references in the papers, and from the surviving neat copy from 1775 onwards, that the Court proceedings were recorded in a Book, rather than individual sheets of paper or parchment. A receipt of 1705 describes the loan to George Kenyon of '3 Court Books or Rolls' concerning the Manor of Newton, which he had received from Dr Wroe, the Warden. One is described as starting in 1634, one in 1641, and a bound book beginning in 1661 upto 1704, 'With some other papers relating thereto'. These are now missing.

Bibliography:

Proceedings of the Court of Newton, Kirkmanshulme and Deansgate  Mancath/2/A1/1  2 Aug 1530-10 Mar 1541

Former reference: MCN 1

3ff

Contents:
For three sessions of the court held at the College on 2 Aug 1530, 9 Oct 1540 and 10 Mar 1541. [22 Hen VIII, 31 Hen VIII and 32 Hen VIII].

Proceedings of the Court with view of Frankpledge for Newton, Kirkmanshulme and Deansgate  Mancath/2/A1/2  21 Oct 1572

Former reference: MCN 2

2ff

Contents:
[14 Eliz I] Held at Newton before Edmund Trafford, Steward.

Proceedings of the Manor Court  Mancath/2/A1/3  [c1573]

Former reference: MCN 3

1f

Contents:
nd: dated by reference to MCN 2, following Crofton's analysis. Front page with heading and date missing. Contains only the presentments of the Jury and the names of the Bylawmen.

Proceedings of the Manor Court  Mancath/2/A1/4  [c1573]

Former reference: MCN 4

2ff

Rodent damaged

Contents:
nd: dated by reference to MCN 2, following Crofton's analysis. Front page with heading and date missing. Contains only the presentments of the Jury. The second page is particularly scruffy, with strikings through, suggesting a rough draft, written during the court session.

Proceedings of the Manor Court of Newton.  Mancath/2/A1/4a  [late 16th century]

Former reference: MCN 4a

1f

Contents:
nd - following dating by Crofton (p52). Front page with heading and date missing. Contains only the verdicts of the Jury on two sides. Refers to brawls, flood damage, and cattle eating up the common ground illegally.

Proceedings of the Leet Court of Newton, Kirkmanshulme and Deansgate  Mancath/2/A1/5  2 Nov 1582

Former reference: MCN 5

1f

Contents:
[24 Eliz I]. Held at Newton Chapel in the presence of William Chadderton, Bishop of Chester and Warden of the Collegiate Church, conducted by Sir Edmund Trafford, Knight, Steward of the College.

Proceedings of the Leet Court of Newton, Kirkmanshulme and Deansgate  Mancath/2/A1/6  19 Apr 1583

Former reference: MCN 6

4ff

Damaged at the edges.

Contents:
[25 Eliz I] Held at Newton Chapel in the presence of Sir Edmund Trafford, Steward there. The hand of the three final sheets differs from that of the first, and may possibly be from a different court (see Crofton, p54) or may be the rough notes taken during the session.

Presentment of findings by the Jury for the court held in Newton Chapel  Mancath/2/A1/7  28 April 1584

Former reference: MCN 7

3ff

Contents:
before William, Bishop of Chester, and Warden, and Sir Edmund Trafford, Steward. Includes a note in Latin stating that this is a true copy of what appears in the Court Book.

Proceedings of the Court with View of Frankpledge  Mancath/2/A1/8  8 Nov 1585

Former reference: MCN 8

8ff

The pages are bound with string.

Contents:
[27 Eliz I] held at Newton before Sir Edmund Trafford, Knight. Includes the presentment of the Jury themselves for wearing silk facings in their hats contrary to the sumptuary law (noted on the first page). The last three folios are blank.

Proceedings of Court with view of Frankpledge  Mancath/2/A1/9  20 Oct 1586

Former reference: MCN 9

2ff

Contents:
[28 Eliz I] held at Newton before Edmund Trafford, knight, Steward there.

Proceedings of View of Frankpledge with Court  Mancath/2/A1/10  20 Apr 1596

Former reference: MCN 10

4ff

Contents:
[38 Eliz I] held at Newton before Gilbert Sherington Esquire, Steward there. Very rough hand, with strikings through, and interlineations.

Proceedings of Court with View of Frankpledge  Mancath/2/A1/11  12 Oct 1619

Former reference: MCN 11

4ff

Contents:
held at Newton before Charles Leigh, Steward. Includes a stabbing.

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/12  19 Apr 1642

Former reference: MCN 12

1f

Parchment damaged and illegible in parts.

Contents:
held at Newton before John Lightbowne, utter Barrester, steward of the Court, and Robert Baguley and Ralph Kenyon, suitors of the same court. Neat copy written on parchment, though both sides are used.

Case notes for Counsel  Mancath/2/A1/13  [c1642]

Former reference: MCN 13

4ff


Related information: CE 1/Newt/9, CE 1/Newt/18

Contents:
nd: dated by reference to 'Humphrey Chetham' by S J Guscott, Printed for the Chetham Society, 2003, Vol XLV, 3rd series. pp103-106, 240-243. Re dispute over 'The Little Eye' and the flood gate at Clayton. Case notes for the case of Humfrey Chetham versus Whitworth. Includes summaries of older title deeds, and a sketch map of Mr Whitworth's 'Eye' fields, Carre bank, Clayton 'Eyes', the floodgates, and Scotland Croft.

Bibliography:

Manor Court Call Book  Mancath/2/A1/14  [mid 17th cent-late 17th cent]

Former reference: MCN 14

4ff

Contents:
nd: The call book has been updated with names struck through and the new tenants interlineated. Humfrey Chetham is struck through and Edmund Chetham inserted, therefore possibly dating the book to the 1650s. A Humfrey Chetham also appears in MCN 15 in 1670, however, so the date is not certain. Crofton suggests a date of c1680. Gives the names of freeholders, tenants and inhabitants within Newton and Kersall, followed by the names within Kirkmanshulme, Yieldhouse and Salford. The second two folios, attached by a pin, list the names of the inhabitants within the View of Frankpledge.

Bibliography:

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/15  25 Apr 1670

Former reference: MCN 15

2ff

Contents:
held at Newton before Nathan Leech, gent, Steward of the Court.

Proceedings of the Court Leet with View of Frankpledge for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/16  25 Apr 1670

Former reference: MCN 16

1f

Contents:
held at Newton before Nathan Leech, the Steward. Adjourned to 30 Apr at 1 O'Clock at Thomas Kirke's.

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/17  20 Oct 1670

Former reference: MCN 17

1f

Contents:
held at Newton before Nathan Leech, the Steward. Adjourned until 29 Oct at 1pm at Thomas Kirke's.

Steward's Precept for levying fines  Mancath/2/A1/18  20 Oct 1670

Former reference: MCN 18

1f

Parchment

Contents:
[22 Chas II] Totalling £3, 3s 7d.

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/19  19 Oct 1671

Former reference: MCN 19

2ff

Contents:
held at Newton before Nathan Leech, Steward. Adjourned to Thomas Kirke's House in Manchester till 28 Oct at 11am. With rough diagram of Newton Lane and the Round Croft and the Long Croft belonging to Mrs Hartley in connection with a disputed right of way.

Bibliography:

Forms of Charges  Mancath/2/A1/20  [late 17th cent]

Former reference: MCN 20

2ff

Contents:
nd - dated by watermark 'IF', similar to MCN 21 with dateable names. Contains a Charge to the Jury for making true presentments, and a Proclamation to be read at the start of a Manor Court.

Bibliography:

List of Jurors  Mancath/2/A1/21  [late 17th cent]

Former reference: MCN 21

1f

Contents:
nd - dated by search of names in calendar of leases. eg. Henry Holte 1676-1683. Crofton estimates c1691 (p112). Lists 13 jurors with an extra 5 names struck through.

Lists of Jurors  Mancath/2/A1/22  [late 17th cent]

Former reference: MCN 22

2ff

Contents:
nd - dated by search of names of tenants in Calendar of leases. Contains two lists. The first is entitled 'Jury' and lists 13 names, and a 14th struck through, each is labelled as having sworn twice. The second list is entitled; 'Inter parlies'(?) and lists 12 names of men who swear once.

Lists of Jurors  Mancath/2/A1/23  [late 17th cent]

Former reference: MCN 23

1f

Contents:
nd - dated by reference to names in calendar of leases. (Crofton estimates 1685, p101). Contains two lists. The first is entitled 'Jan' and comprises 13 names and a 14th struck through. Each swears twice. The second list has no title and lists 13 names, with a further 4 struck through. Each swears twice and the names appear to be grouped in sets of three or four.

Decision of Jury  Mancath/2/A1/24  [late 17th cent]

Former reference: MCN 24

1f

Contents:
nd - dated by reference to names in calendar of leases. Crofton (p105) estimates 1686 by comparing the watermark (bunch of grapes?) with that of the Manor Court proceedings for April 1686 (MCN 53-54). Case of Randle Wright versus Robert Boardman for 15s. Jury find for plaintiff, awarding 15s and costs.

Proceedings of the Court Leet or View of Frankpledge for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/25  8 Oct 1677

Former reference: MCN 25

2ff

Contents:
held at Newton before Nathan Leech, the Steward.

Writ of Certionari  Mancath/2/A1/26  16 Nov 1677

Former reference: MCN 26

1f

Parchment

Contents:
[30 Chas II] directed to the Steward of the Court Leet, commanding him to appear at Lancaster on the first day of the next Assizes, to produce the Court record of the appointment of Humfrey Chetham of Newton as one of the Constables of Newton. Endorsed by Nathan Leech 'allocatur' - 'it is allowed'.

Steward's Precept for levying fines  Mancath/2/A1/27  14 Oct 1678

Former reference: MCN 27

1f

Parchment

Contents:
decreed at the Court Baron of Warden Stratford at Newton before Nathan Leech, Steward. Includes fines for not appearing, and for encroachments. The amounts are not totalled.

Form of Leathersealers' Oath  Mancath/2/A1/28  [c1680]

Former reference: MCN 28

1f

Contents:
nd - dated by reference to Manchester Manor Court Rolls (See note in Crofton p35)

Steward's Precept for levying fines  Mancath/2/A1/29  20 Apr 1682-4 Apr 1684

Former reference: MCN 29

5ff

5 sheets of parchment tied together.

Contents:
For the Manor Courts held on 20 Apr 1682, 9 Oct 1682, 10 Oct 1683, and 4 Apr 1684. 20 Apr 1682 is fines for non-appearance and for encroachments. 9 Oct 1682 is for non-appearance. There are two sheets for 10 Oct 1683, one for non-appearance and one for encroachments. 4 Apr 1684 covers both non-appearance and encroaching. All sheets are of parchment and signed by James Lightbowne, containing instructions to the bailiffs to collect the fines.

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/30  9 Oct 1682

Former reference: MCN 30

1f

Contents:
held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward. Includes mention of a house fire.

Proceedings of the Court Leet or View of Frankpledge for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/31  9 Oct 1682

Former reference: MCN 31

1f

Contents:
[34 Chas II] held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward. Includes appointments of officers.

Call Book for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/32  1683

Former reference: MCN 32

3ff

Foxed.

Contents:
Names of Tenants, Inhabitants, Freeholders etc in Newton Manor. Pages 1&2 list those in Newton, and page 3 lists Manchester.

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/33  13 Apr 1683

Former reference: MCN 33

2ff

The ink shows through the reverse side of the paper making it difficult to read certain passages.

Contents:
[35 Chas II] adjourned to the 21 Apr at 2pm in James Bolton's house in Deansgate. Held before James Lightbowne, the Steward.

Proceedings of the Court Leet or View of Frankpledge for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/34  13 Apr 1683

Former reference: MCN 34

2ff

Contents:
adjourned to the 21 Apr at 2pm in James Bolton's house in Deansgate. Held before James Lightbowne, the Steward. Includes mention of the state of disrepair of the Highway (Newton Lane).

Steward's Precept for levying fines  Mancath/2/A1/35  13 Apr 1683

Former reference: MCN 35

1f

parchment.

Contents:
decreed at the Court Leet of Warden Stratford at Newton before James Lightbowne, Steward. Includes fines for not appearing, and for encroachments. The amounts are not totalled.

Form of Notice to attend court  Mancath/2/A1/36  c1683

Former reference: MCN 36

1f

Contents:
Summoning all freeholders and tenants within the manor of Brinington (struck through) Duckenfield (inserted) to pay suite at the Court Baron at the usual place at 11am. There are several strikings through of the day and month etc, suggesting that this was a standard form of notice, borrowed from another court to copy. Verso: Instructions for a bond between John, Daniel and Nathaniel Jenkinson, John Heape, and Jane Packer, widow, of Extwistle. Dated 18 May 1683.

Call Book for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/37  Apr 1684

Former reference: MCN 37

5ff

Contents:
Names of Freeholders, Tenants and Inhabitants within Newton and Kersall (Pages 1-2), Kirkmanshulme, Yieldhouse and Salford (pages 2-4), Deansgate freehold (pages 3-4), Deansgate on demise (page 4), Names of inhabitants within view of Frankpledge (pages 5-6).

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/38  8 Oct 1684

Former reference: MCN 38

1f

Contents:
[36 Chas II]. Held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward.

Proceedings of the Court Leet or View of Frankpledge for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/39  8 Oct 1684

Former reference: MCN 39

1f

Contents:
[36 Chas II]. held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward. Includes appointments of officers.

Steward's Precept for levying fines  Mancath/2/A1/40  8 Oct 1684

Former reference: MCN 40

1f

Parchment

Contents:
[36 Chas II]. decreed at the Court Leet of Warden Wroe at Newton before James Lightbowne, Steward. Includes only fines for not appearing at court. The amounts are not totalled.

Steward's Precept for levying fines  Mancath/2/A1/41  8 Oct 1684

Former reference: MCN 41

1f

Parchment

Contents:
[36 Chas II]. decreed at the Court Leet of Warden Wroe at Newton before James Lightbowne, Steward. Includes only fines for encroachments. The amounts are not totalled.

Call Book for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/42  May 1685

Former reference: MCN 42

4ff

Contents:
Names of Freeholders, Tenants and Inhabitants within Newton and Kirkmanshulme (Page 1), the Tenants in Newton (Pages 1-2), Kirkmanshulme, Yieldhouse and Salford (pages 2-3), Deansgate freehold (pages 3-4), Deansgate on demise (page 4), Names of inhabitants within view of Frankpledge (pages 5-6).

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/43  4 May 1685

Former reference: MCN 43

2ff

Contents:
[1 Jas II]. Held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward.

Proceedings of the Court Leet or View of Frankpledge for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/44  4 May 1685

Former reference: MCN 44

2ff

Contents:
[1 Jas II]. Adjourned to 9 May at the house of Henry Kirke at 4pm before James Lightbowne, the Steward.

Steward's Precept for levying fines  Mancath/2/A1/45  4 May 1685

Former reference: MCN 45

1f

Parchment

Contents:
[1 Jas II]. decreed at the Court Leet of Warden Wroe at Newton before James Lightbowne, Steward. Includes only fines for not appearing at court. The amounts are not totalled.

Steward's Precept for levying fines  Mancath/2/A1/46  4 May 1685

Former reference: MCN 46

1f

Parchment

Contents:
[1 Jas II]. decreed at the Court Leet of Warden Wroe at Newton before James Lightbowne, Steward. Includes only fines for encroachments and Mr Burdett for not re-building his house following the fire. The amounts are not totalled.

Call Book for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/47  Oct 1685

Former reference: MCN 47

4ff

Contents:
Names of Freeholders, Tenants and Inhabitants within Newton and Kirkmanshulme (Page 1), the Tenants in Newton (Pages 1-2), Kirkmanshulme, Yieldhouse and Salford (pages 2-3), Deansgate freehold (pages 3-4), Deansgate on demise (page 4), Names of inhabitants within view of Frankpledge (pages 5-6).

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/48  2 Oct 1685

Former reference: MCN 48

1f

Contents:
[1 Jas II]. Held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward.

Proceedings of the Court Leet or View of Frankpledge for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/49  2 Oct 1685

Former reference: MCN 49

1f

Contents:
[1 Jas II]. Held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward. Adjourned to 10 Oct at Henry Kirk's House at 3pm. Includes election of officers and amercements for not appearing. The sheet appears to be struck through on both sides.

Steward's Precept for levying fines  Mancath/2/A1/50  2 Oct 1685

Former reference: MCN 50

1f

Parchment

Contents:
[1 Jas II]. decreed at the Court Leet of Warden Wroe at Newton before James Lightbowne, Steward. Includes only fines for not appearing at court. The amounts are not totalled.

Steward's Precept for levying fines  Mancath/2/A1/51  2 Oct 1685

Former reference: MCN 51

1f

Parchment

Contents:
[1 Jas II]. decreed at the Court Baron of Warden Wroe at Newton before James Lightbowne, Steward. Includes only fines for encroachments. The amounts are not totalled.

Call Book for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/52  Apr 1686

Former reference: MCN 52

4ff

Contents:
Names of Freeholders, Tenants and Inhabitants within Newton and Kirkmanshulme (Page 1), the Tenants in Newton (Pages 1-2), Kirkmanshulme, Yieldhouse and Salford (pages 2-3), Deansgate freehold (pages 3-4), Deansgate (page 4), Names of inhabitants within view of Frankpledge (pages 5-6). Under the label on the cover, there is a note 'Enter and make out the estreates' as if there was a volume in which the draft record was to be entered by the Steward's clerk. There is a further label, struck through, saying 'Newton Call Book October 86'.

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/53  21 Apr 1686

Former reference: MCN 53

2ff

Contents:
Held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward. The names of the jurors are not filled in. Includes an amercement of James Sydebotham for keeping a great mongrel dog unmuzzled, which had assaulted several of the neighbours.

Proceedings of the Court Leet or View of Frankpledge for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/54  21 Apr 1686

Former reference: MCN 54

2ff

Contents:
Held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward. Adjourned to Saturday next at the house of Edward Heywood in Manchester at 4pm. Gives names of jurors and lists amercements for not appearing.

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/55  20 Oct 1686

Former reference: MCN 55

2ff

Contents:
Held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward. Adjourned to Saturday next at 3pm at Andrew Fletcher's at the Rose and Crowne in Manchester. Includes an amercement of Thomas Hulme for appropriating stones left for the repair of the highway for his own use.

Call Book for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/56  [Apr 1687]

Former reference: MCN 56

6ff

Contents:
nd - dated from Crofton's estimate (p107). Names of Freeholders, Tenants and Inhabitants within Newton and Kirkmanshulme (Page 1), the Tenants in Newton (Pages 1-2), Kirkmanshulme, Yieldhouse and Salford (page 2), Deansgate freehold (pages2-3), Deansgate (page 3), Names of inhabitants within view of Frankpledge (pages 4-5). The book is labelled: 'Last Call Book'. Next to the label are some sums. At the top of the back cover appears to be a court form for defaulters, labelled 'Call over against the defaulter'.

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/57  14 Apr 1687

Former reference: MCN 57

2ff

Contents:
[3 Jas II]. Held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward. Includes an amercement of James Lightbowne for taking soil from the Common.

Proceedings of the Court Leet or View of Frankpledge for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/58  14 Apr 1687

Former reference: MCN 58

2ff

Contents:
Held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward. Adjourned to Saturday 16 Apr at the house of Anne Heywood, Widow, in Manchester. Lists amercements for non-attendance.

Call Book for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/59  Oct 1687

Former reference: MCN 59

6ff

Contents:
Names of Freeholders, Tenants and Inhabitants within Newton and Kirkmanshulme (Page 1), the Tenants in Newton (Pages 1-2), Kirkmanshulme, Yieldhouse and Salford (page 3), Deansgate freehold (page 4), Deansgate (page 5), Names of inhabitants within view of Frankpledge (pages 5-8). Page 8 includes 4 names under a heading 'These persons are Inhabitants and not put into the Call Booke'.

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/60  20 Oct 1687

Former reference: MCN 60

2ff

Contents:
Held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward. Includes note that Robert Jackson has taken John Kempe and his wife into his house as inmates.

Proceedings of the Court Leet or View of Frankpledge for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/61  20 Oct 1687

Former reference: MCN 61

2ff

Contents:
Held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward. Adjourned to Saturday next at the house of Anne Heywood in Manchester at 2pm. Gives names officers for the year and lists amercements for non-attendance.

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/62  30 Apr 1688

Former reference: MCN 62

2ff

Contents:
[4 Jas II]. Held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward. Marked 'Entered x'.

Proceedings of the Court Leet or View of Frankpledge for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/63  30 Apr 1688

Former reference: MCN 63

2ff

Contents:
[4 Jas II]. Held at Newton before James Lightbowne, the Steward. Lists amercements for non-attendance.

List of Witnesses  Mancath/2/A1/64  [c1690]

Former reference: MCN 64

2ff

Contents:
nd - dated from the names mentioned. Witnesses examined at the court betwixt the Warden and Fellows of Manchester, Plaintiffs, and Alexander Davys and James Gee, Defendants. The list is split into two parts: Ex parte Querentum and Ex parte Defendentum. The former has 14 names, the latter 9. Some names appear in both lists. Nathan Leech, the Steward's deputy, appears in both lists. Following each name, there is a list of numbers, perhaps relating to the different charges bearing on the case.

Call Book for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/65  [Apr 1690]

Former reference: MCN 65

4ff

Contents:
nd: dated from Crofton's estimate (p111) Names of Freeholders of the lands in Newton (Page 1), Tenants by lease in Newton (Pages 1-2), Tenants within Kirkmanshulme, Yieldhouses and Salford (page 2), Deansgate freeholders (page3), Deansgate Tenants (page 3-4), Names of inhabitants within view of Frankpledge (pages 4-5).

Call Book for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/66  [Oct 1690]

Former reference: MCN 66

4ff

Contents:
nd - dated by reference to MCN 65, and because James Lightbowne is marked as absent (see MCN 67). Names of Freeholders of the lands in Newton (Page 1), Tenants by lease in Newton (Pages 1-2), Tenants within Kirkmanshulme, Yieldhouses and Salford (page 2), Deansgate freeholders (page2-3), Deansgate Tenants (page 3), Names of inhabitants within view of Frankpledge (pages 3-4). 'a' is marked in the left hand margin for those absent, while 'exc' is marked after a name for those essoined.

Appointment of Deputy Steward  Mancath/2/A1/67  3 Oct 1690

Former reference: MCN 67

1f

Contents:
Authorization by James Lightbown, the Steward, appointing Nathan Leech of Manchester, gent, to be his Deputy for the Court Leet and Court Baron for the Manor of Newton for this session only, to take the verdict of the jury and to do what else is proper for the Steward of the Court. Signed and sealed by James Lightbown. (seal: shield charged with six lions rampant).

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/68  3 Oct 1690

Former reference: MCN 68

2ff

Contents:
Held at Newton before James Lightbowne's Deputy Steward, Nathan Leech (See MCN 67). Includes an order to the Constables to present their accounts.

Proceedings of the Court Leet or View of Frankpledge for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/69  3 Oct 1690

Former reference: MCN 69

2ff

Contents:
Held at Newton before James Lightbowne's Deputy Steward, Nathan Leech (See MCN 67). Lists Officers for the following year and amercements for non-attendance.

Appointment of Deputy Steward  Mancath/2/A1/70  17 Apr 1691

Former reference: MCN 70

1f

Contents:
Authorization by James Lightbown, the Steward, appointing Nathan Leech of Manchester, gent, to be his Deputy for the Court Leet and Court Baron for the Manor of Newton for this session only, to take the verdict of the jury and to do what else is proper for the Steward of the Court. Signed and sealed by James Lightbown. (seal: Spread Eagle).

Proceedings of the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/71  17 Apr 1691

Former reference: MCN 71

2ff

Contents:
Held at Newton before James Lightbowne's Deputy Steward, Nathan Leech (See MCN 70). Contains list of amercements for non-attendance.

Proceedings of the Court Leet or View of Frankpledge for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/72  17 Apr 1691

Former reference: MCN 72

2ff

Contents:
Held at Newton before James Lightbowne's Deputy Steward, Nathan Leech (See MCN 70). Includes amercement of Robert Bancroft and Thomas Birky for lodging strangers.

Court Forms of Proclamation  Mancath/2/A1/73  [c1691]

Former reference: MCN 73

2ff

Contents:
nd - temp. William and Mary. Comprises: proclamation calling forth those who owe suit and service, charge to the jury, proclamation after the jury are charged, proclamation at the end of court session, and the charge to the foreman of an inquest.

Steward's Precept for levying fines  Mancath/2/A1/73a  12 Apr 1692

Former reference: X LRO: From DDKE Box 51

1f

Contents:
Decreed at the Court Leet or View of Frankpledge of Warden Wroe held at Newton before James Lightbowne, Steward. Lists 114 names arranged alphabetically and records the fines accruing for non-attendance at court under columns for April and October sittings of every court from 14 Apr 1687 upto 22 Apr 1692, with a sum total of all fines in the right hand margin. On the reverse, after the end of the alphabetical list of names is a precept to the Steward to levy fines for not laying open encroachments over the same period. 16 names are listed. There follows a list of 8 individual fines over the same period eg. Apr 1697- Mr Burdett for not rebuilding his house lately consumed by fire. The total of all the fines is: £81 14s 5d.

List of Jurors  Mancath/2/A1/74  [c1700]

Former reference: MCN 74

2ff

Contents:
nd - dated by searching for the names in the title deeds on the catalogue. eg. John Johnson 1697-1737, Japhet Hulme 1697, Thomas Kempe 1675-1703(d). 17 names are listed with four struck through. The remainder are numbered 1-13. 5 further names appear on the right hand side of the paper. A label on the reverse reads as follows: 'of any tresons murders manslaughter or other misdemeanours peer inquireable let him come forward and he shall be heard'.

List of Jurors  Mancath/2/A1/75  [c1700]

Former reference: MCN 75

1f

Contents:
nd - dated by searching for names in title deeds on catalogue. Eg. Japhet Hulme 1697 and Edward Wroe of Newton 1674-1700. Crofton estimates c1684 (p99). List of 15 Jurors for the case of Thomas Berkey, querent, versus Raph Barlowe defendant, for a plea of debt causing damage 39s 11d. (40s was the maximum limit of jursidiction). 'Defendant appeares'. Each juror has 'Jur-Jur' following his name because they must have tried two actions or sat at two Courts and were therefore twice sworn.

Receipt for loan of Manor Court Registers  Mancath/2/A1/76  8 Sep 1705

Former reference: MCN 76

1f

Contents:
Note of receipt from George Kenyon stating that he promised to keep safe and return '3 Court Books or Rolls' concerning the Manor of Newton, which he had received from Dr Wroe, the Warden. One is described as starting in 1634, one in 1641, and a bound book beginning in 1661 upto 1704. 'With some other papers relating thereto'.

Letter of Confirmation of appointment  Mancath/2/A1/76a  18 Dec 1744

Former reference: X LRO: From DDKe Box 38

1f

Contents:
Samuel Peploe, Warden, and the Fellows of the College, appoint George Kenyon Esquire of Peele in Lancashire into the office of Steward of the Manor Court of Newton with its members in Kirkmanshulme and Deansgate. Term of office: From 17 Dec 1744 during the pleasure of the Warden and Fellows. Rate of pay: £4 per annum from the issues, profits and reversions of the Manor of Newton, from the hands of the receiver on the feasts of St John the Baptist and Christmas in even portions. Signed: Richard Assheton, Henry Brooke, Samuel Peploe, Warden, Adam Bankes and Thomas Cattell. Seal: The Chapter Seal - red wax coated in paper. Witnesses on dorse: John Fletcher and Arnold Mort.

Signed statement  Mancath/2/A1/77  21 Oct 1757

Former reference: MCN 77

1f

Contents:
by Edward Greaves, stating that he had made brick and got marl from Newton Heath with the permission of the Warden and Fellows and that he has their permission to extract further marl for the improvement of his estates.

Proceedings of the Court Leet and View of Frankpledge with the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton with its Members  Mancath/2/A1/77a  21 Oct 1767

Former reference: X LRO: From DDKe Box 38

2ff

Contents:
Held at Newton before George Kenyon Esquire, Steward of the Court. The Jury is listed. Amercements for non-attendance are referred to as being recorded against the names in the Call Book. The officers for the following year are elected: Constables: James Beswick for George Townley and John Whitehead for Sheears [?]; Miselayers: James Beswick and John Wood; Bylawmen: Richard Rothwell and Richard Fletcher; Pinder: James Kemp.

Court Book for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/78  12 May 1775-5 May 1837

Former reference: MCN 78

1 vol

Disbound and fragile

Contents:
Register recording proceedings of the manor court sessions. There are two court sessions per year, (one at Easter and one at Michaelmas) and each one is described as 'The Court Leet and View of Frankpledge with the Court Baron'. Lists amercements for non-attendance, for encroachments, for not maintaining rights of way, and for other offences such as putting geese onto the common without a 'yoak'. Lists also the election of the following officers each October: Constables, ByLaw Men, Miselayers, and Pinders. The Call Book list of residents is copied into the register after each court session. 13 pages at the back of the register are left blank, but the final page records the forms of oaths for Foreman of the Jury, Jurymen and Constables. The paper of the register bears some interesting watermarks. Some pages say 'Durham'. Others include a picture of a piece of land enclosed by a fence, containing a crowned Lion rampant with a scimitar and either a sheaf of corn or a paw full of arrows. Behind the lion is a 'Britannia'-like seated figure with a head-dress and holding aloft a pike with a crescent head.

Call Book for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/79  Apr 1784-Mar 1788

Former reference: MCN 79

6ff

6 parchment sheets stitched together along the top edge.

Contents:
The names of the suitors to the court are listed in the left hand column in the following order: Freeholders of Newton, Tenants in Newton, Tenant in Rusholme, Tenants in Kirkmanshulme, Tenants in Deansgate etc, Tenants with View of Frankpledge. To the right of the names are nine columns headed: '1784 E[aster], 1784 M[ichaelmas], 1785 E[aster] etc up to '1788 E'. In each column beside the relevant names, amercements, essoins, or deaths are recorded. These are copied into the register (MCN 78) for the relevant year.

Note  Mancath/2/A1/80  23 Feb 1835

Former reference: MCN 80

1f

Contents:
Note signed and dated by Canon Cecil Daniel Wray, Vice Warden, listing Archives inspected by him (mostly manor court papers) and placed in a 'square oak box'.

Manor Court Book for the Manor of Newton  Mancath/2/A1/81  28 Apr 1843-21 May 1914

Former reference: MCN 81

1 vol

Spine damaged and boards loose.

Contents:
Recording the proceedings of the Manor Court, held twice annually, at Easter and at Michaelmas. The court is entitled 'The Court Leet or View of Frankpledge', and reference to the Court Baron has been dropped, apart from page 11, where the form of notice to attend the court is recorded, and the name of Court Baron is included. Lists amercements for non-attendance, for not maintaining roads or seeing to the upkeep of drains and bridges etc'. Lists also the election of the following officers each October: Constables, ByLaw Men, Afferrors, and Pinder. The first page has a pencilled list of officers written upside down. 5 blank pages follow before the first court is entered. There are 27 blank pages at the rear of the volume, before the final page, which records, in pencil, forms of oath for the Foreman of the Jury and for the High Constable.

Forms of Oaths  Mancath/2/A1/82  [c1900]

Former reference: MCN 82

1f

Contents:
nd - dated by surrounding papers. Envelope labelled 'Newton Heath Court Instructions and Oath' containing one sheet of paper containing oath for the Foreman of the Jury, oath for the Jurymen, and oath for the Constables.

Blank summons to serve as Juror from the Bailiff  Mancath/2/A1/83  early 20th century

Former reference: MCN 83

1f

Contents:
Summons to appear at the house of Messrs Jennison known by the sign of the Belle Vue Hotel in Newton Detached to serve as Juror at the Court Leet or view of Frankpledge with the Court Baron of the Manor of Newton. Blanks are left for the insertion of date and time, and the addressee.

Blank poster giving notice of Manor Court  Mancath/2/A1/84  early 20th century

Former reference: MCN 84

1f

Contents:
Notice from the Steward advertising the Court Leet or view of Frank Pledge, with the Court Baron of the Manor of Newton to be held at the House of Messrs Jennison, known by the Sign of the Belle Vue Hotel in Newton. The dates and times are left blank.

Note of Excuse  Mancath/2/A1/85  [c1907]

Former reference: MCN 85

2ff

Contents:
nd - dated by reference to the disappearance of Dykes from the lists of Jurors in the Register (MCN 81). A note recording the long term illness (over 3 years) of Mr C R Dykes preventing his serving as Juror at the Manor Court, and putting forward his suggestion that he should be replaced as Juror by Mr A Hosegood of Lower Gates, Rochdale.

Letter to Mr Orford from the Bishop of Lincoln  Mancath/2/A1/86  30 Nov 1910

Former reference: MCN 86

1f

Contents:
Expressing his gratitude for the letter of goodwill sent to him by the Steward of the Court and for his memories and friendships from his time as Bursar of the College and attender of the Court. Signed: Edward Lincoln.

Summons to serve as Juror  Mancath/2/A1/87  2 May 1912

Former reference: MCN 87

1f

Contents:
Addressed to Mr Fred West of the Albion Ironworks, Miles Platting. Giving notice of the next Manor Court to be held at the Belle Vue Hotel on 14 May 1912. Signed Thurgate Simpson, Bailiff.

Letter of excuse  Mancath/2/A1/88  24 Nov 1913

Former reference: MCN 88

2ff

Contents:
Addressed to Mr Lewis Orford by Mr E. Matthew excusing his non-attendance at the Court Leet.

Instruction from the Steward to the Bailiff of the Manor Court  Mancath/2/A1/89  13 May 1914

Former reference: MCN 89

2ff

Contents:
requiring the Bailiff to summon the jurors and to give notice of the Court Leet or View of Frank Pledge within the Court Baron for the Manor of Newton to be held at the Belle Vue Hotel in Newton on 21 May at 5.30pm. Includes a list of the Jurors. Signed: Lewis A Orford.

Letter of excuse  Mancath/2/A1/90  19 May 1914

Former reference: MCN 90

1f

Contents:
Addressed to Orford from Edward E Hankinson, excusing his non-attendance at the Court Leet on the 21 May through illness.

Letter of excuse  Mancath/2/A1/91  19 May 1914

Former reference: MCN 91

1f

Contents:
Addressed to Mr Lewis Orford from Mr E Matthews excusing his non-attendance at the Court Leet through an attack of Bronchitis.

Letter of excuse  Mancath/2/A1/92  20 May 1914

Former reference: MCN 92

2ff

Contents:
Addressed to Messrs Orford and Son Solicitors from John May Horrocks excusing his absence from the Court Leet because of a prior engagement. Horrocks included a fine of 10s 6d. The letter is written on headed paper from 'Thomas Horrocks & Sons Ltd, Tar Distillers and Manufacturing Chemists' advertising various oils, varnishes, chemicals, and 'Compo' for wood block floors.

Letter of excuse  Mancath/2/A1/93  21 May 1914

Former reference: MCN 93

1f

Contents:
Addressed to the Foreman of the Court Leet from Richard Fleeson, excusing his absence from the Court because of his son's illness in Colwyn Bay.

Letter from Orfords Solicitors to Joshua Bury Esquire  Mancath/2/A1/94  6 Nov 1919

Former reference: MCN 94

2ff

Contents:
Containing a list of the names of the Jury present at the last Court Leet, 21 May 1914. The list has names and addresses added in pencil.

Summons to the Jurors from the Bailiff  Mancath/2/A1/95  11 Nov 1919

Former reference: MCN 95/1-20

20ff

Contents:
To appear at the Court Leet or view of Frank Pledge with the Court Baron of the Manor of Newton to be held on Monday 17 Nov at the Belle Vue Hotel in Newton Detached at 5.30pm. The 20 men summoned were: C J E Hall, Benjamin Ormrod, Vincent Bramhall, Solomon Holt, James H Yates, Mr W E Ashworth, Charles Henry Arnold, Alfred Booth, Edwin Birchenall, Percy Wood, E J Churchman, John Eyres, Arthur Jackson, Thomas Horrocks, Joseph Jackson, H Thistleton Junior, Fred J West, R D Connor, Egerton Railton, and Charles Dempster.

Legal Papers  Mancath/2/A2  1530-1886

Former reference: LEG

3 boxes

Contents:
Comprising court records, legal opinions, and other related papers.

Ordinances and Statutes relating to the bequests of Sir John Huntington, first Warden of the College.  Mancath/2/A2/1  1 Jun 1530

Former reference: LEG 1

1f

Boxed in a commissioned box. Outsize.

Contents:
1 Jun 22 Hen VIII The award of Sir Anthony Fitzherbert and Richard Hesketh. 4 hanging ring seals.

Proceedings of Duchy Court of Lancaster  Mancath/2/A2/2  8 Nov 1602

Former reference: LEG 2

4ff

Paper Conserved by Manchester University Conservation Dept, c1990.

Contents:
Between: 1) John Dee, Warden, and the Fellows of the College, Plaintiffs, And: 2) Richard Heape, Richard Thorpe, John Thorpe and William Lort, Defendants. Concerning unlawful enclosure, building upon and use of Newton Common, mentioning Sir John Byrom's claim to lands in the Manor of Failsworth, and rights of common of pasture on Newton Heath. 2) are ordered to lay open the lands on the common and pull down their buildings, and 2) to pay to 1) 40s in unpaid fines from the Manor Court of Newton, and 40s in legal costs. Signed: John Brogave and William Gerrard.

Transcript of Judgement about the right of presenting to Blakeley Chapel  Mancath/2/A2/3  15 May 1764

Former reference: MS 83

1 roll

Contents:
Contemporary transcript from the Lancashire Court Sessions about the right of the Chapter to present a curate of and to the Chapel of Blakeley. Parchment roll containing 2ff.

Material relating to a Case in Chancery Court, Attorney General v Dean and Canons  Mancath/2/A2/4  1881-1886

Former reference: MS 75

2 boxes

Contents:
Contains papers and accounts, including certified copies of the charters.

Papers relating to Personnel on the Foundation and Bishops  Mancath/2/A3  1595-1993

Former reference: PERS 1-3

1/2 shelf

Contents:
Letters of appointment and resignation, 'Conges d' Elire', records of attendance, records of preachers, absence money etc.

Letters of Appointment of Wardens and Fellows/Deans and Canons  Mancath/2/A3/1  1595-1920

Former reference: PERS 1/1-15

19 items

Royal Letters Patent appointing John Dee as Warden of the College  Mancath/2/A3/1/1  27 May 1595

Former reference: PERS 1/1

1f

Conserved by Manchester University Conservation Dept. c1990.

Contents:
[37 Eliz I] From Elizabeth I at Westminster, allegedly signed by her, but no signature survives. Possibly a contemporary copy of the original.

Letter of Appointment of Richard Haworth as College Steward  Mancath/2/A3/1/2  12 Oct 1631

Former reference: PERS 1/2

1f

Contents:
Patent letter from Richard Murray, Warden, and the Fellows of the College, granting Richard Haworth of Gray's Inn in Middlesex, Gent, the office of 'Seneschal' or Steward over all the College lands and tenements etc, including control of the Manorial Courts. Term: during the pleasure of the Warden and Fellows. Signed: Richard Murray, Francis Tordriolanus [?], William Barnard, Daniel Baker and Samuel Bordman. Witnesses on dorse: Edward Casey [?], John Singhe [?], Henry Whythalgh [?]. Seal: Pendant ring seal with image of griffin.

Letter of Appointment of George Ogden as Fellow of the College  Mancath/2/A3/1/3  8 May 1675

Former reference: PERS 1/3

2ff

Contents:
Letter to the Warden and Fellows from King Charles II, instructing them to install George Ogden as fellow as soon as the next vacancy should occur, since Richard Wroe was installed ahead of him after the King's last letters dated 2 Nov 1670 instructing them to appoint Ogden. Given at the King's court at Whitehall. Signed: H Coventry. With paper covered seal.

Second Letter of Appointment of George Ogden as Fellow of the College  Mancath/2/A3/1/4  7 Jul 1680

Former reference: PERS 1/4

2ff

Contents:
Letter to the Warden and Fellows from King Charles II, instructing them to install George Ogden as fellow as soon as the next vacancy should occur, since Richard Wroe was installed ahead of him after intervention by the King in Aug 1672, and the King had issued a letter of 24 Sep 1679 instructing them to appoint Richard Warburton into the next vacant fellowship, which he did not intend, but wishes his letter of 8 May 1675 (MS 89/1) to take precedence. Given at the King's court at Whitehall. Signed: L. Jenkins. With paper covered seal.

Letter of Appointment of Richard Warburton as a Fellow of the College  Mancath/2/A3/1/5  20 Jun 1681

Former reference: PERS 1/5

2ff

Contents:
Letter to the Warden and Fellows from King Charles II, instructing them to install Richard Warburton as a Fellow, as soon as a Fellowship should fall vacant. Given at the King's court at Windsor. Signed: Conway. With paper covered seal.

Warden's Deputation to Francis Mosley, Fellow  Mancath/2/A3/1/6  25 Nov 1682

Former reference: PERS 1/6

1f

Contents:
Letter from Nicholas Stratford, Warden, to Francis Mosley, Fellow, appointing and authorizing him to call Chapter meetings, to examine and pass the Receivers' Accounts at the next audit, and to renew leases. Signed and sealed: Nicolas Stratford.

Warrant to draw up letter of Appointment of Richard Wroe as Warden of the College  Mancath/2/A3/1/7  2 Apr 1684

Former reference: PERS 1/7

1f

Contents:
Letter to the Clerk of the royal signet from King Charles II, instructing him to prepare a bill for the royal signature to pass the great seal, containing a presentation of Richard Wroe, BD, one of the Fellows of Christ College in Manchester, to be Warden in place of Dr Nicholas Stratford, who had resigned. Given at the King's court at Whitehall. Signed: L Jenkins.

Letter of Appointment of Thomas Hall as Fellow of the College  Mancath/2/A3/1/8  29 Nov 1684

Former reference: PERS 1/8

2ff

Contents:
Letter to the Warden and Fellows from King Charles II, instructing them to install thomas Hall, Clerk, as Fellow as soon as the next vacancy should occur. Given at the King's court at Whitehall. Signed: Sunderland. With paper covered seal.

Faculty to Induct Richard Assheton into the Warden's Stall at Manchester  Mancath/2/A3/1/9  7 Mar 1782

Former reference: PERS 1/9

2ff

Contents:
Letter from Richard Hind, Clerk, DD, Vicar of Rochdale, Bishop Beilby's Commissary, to the Fellows of the College, instructing them to install Richard Assheton, Clerk, DD, into the place of Warden or Dean of the Collegiate Church of Christ in Manchester, vacant by the death of Samuel Peploe, Clerk, LLD. With paper covered Bishop's seal.

Mandate for the Installation of John Howard Marsden as Canon of the Cathedral  Mancath/2/A3/1/10  2 Mar 1858

Former reference: PERS 1/10

2ff

Contents:
From James Prince Lee, Lord Bishop of Manchester to the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral, instructing them to install John Howard Marsden into the Canonry vacant by the death of Richard Parkinson. Signed and sealed by the Bishop.

Grant of a Canonry at Manchester Cathedral, with Mandate for installation  Mancath/2/A3/1/11  10 May 1866-16 May 1866

Former reference: PERS 1/11/1-2

2 items

Contents:
Letter from the Bishop of Manchester, James Prince Lee, to Edward Birch, Clerk, MA, conferring upon him the Canonry vacant by the death of Cecil Daniel Wray, Clerk, MA. Signed and sealed by the Bishop (memorandum on verso from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners certifying the net yearly value of the Canonry as £600, dated 10 May 1866). With Mandate from the Bishop to the Dean and Chapter for the induction and installation of Edward Birch.

Citation from the Bishop for the Dean and Chapter to elect a Proctor to appear at provincial convocation at York  Mancath/2/A3/1/12  5 Mar 1867

Former reference: PERS 1/12

1f

Contents:
William, Archbishop of York, has mandated the Bishop of Manchester to require the Dean and Chapter to elect a Proctor in the place of Cecil Daniel Wray, decd, to represent them at the Chapter House of York Minster on 19 Mar 1867 at the Provincial Convocation. Signed and sealed by the Bishop, James Prince Lee.

Papers relating to the Installation of John Oakley as Dean of Manchester  Mancath/2/A3/1/13  15 Feb 1884-30 Apr 1884

Former reference: PERS 1/13/1-4

4 items

Contents:
Comprising a Grant of the Deanery of Manchester, the Institution of the Very Rev John Oakley, DD (Oxon) into the Deanery, a mandate for the induction and installation of the new Dean by the Chapter, and a Certificate of Subscription to be kept by Dr Oakley.

Citation from the Bishop for the Dean and Chapter to elect a Proctor to appear at provincial convocation at York  Mancath/2/A3/1/14  11 Jul 1892

Former reference: PERS 1/14

1f

Contents:
William Dalrymple, Archbishop of York, has mandated the Bishop of Manchester to require the Dean and Chapter to elect a Proctor in the place of Cecil Daniel Wray, decd, to represent them at the Chapter House of York Minster on 5 Aug 1892 at the Provincial Convocation. Signed and sealed by the Bishop, James Prince Lee.

Letters Patent from George V granting the Deanery of Manchester to J G McCormick MA  Mancath/2/A3/1/15  23 Jan 1920

Former reference: PERS 1/15

1f

Contents:
Grant of the Deanery of Manchester to Joseph Gough McCormick, Clerk, MA, Vicar of St Michael, Chester Square, London, vacant by the promotion of Dean William Shuckburgh Swayne to the Bishopric of Lincoln. With paper seal, signed by warrant under the king's sign manual by Schuster.

Letters Recommendatory and Conges d'Elire for the Election of Bishops  Mancath/2/A3/2  1 Nov 1847-28 Apr 1993

Former reference: PERS 2/1-8

32 items

Contents:
Includes papers relating to elections of Bishops.

Letter Recommendatory and Conge d'Elire for the election of the first bishop of Manchester  Mancath/2/A3/2/1  1 Nov 1847

Former reference: PERS 2/1/1-2

2 items

Conge d'Elire was packaged in a presentation box by Cyril Formby, 2006. 64cmx70cm. The parchment is foxed and the great seal pitted.

Contents:
Letter from Queen Victoria to the Dean and Chapter of Manchester recommending them to elect James Prince Lee, Clerk, as first Bishop of Manchester. With Conge d'Elire, with monotone border illuminations and bearing the great seal of Victoria (pendant), signed by writ of the privy seal, Langdale & Plumer.

Conge d'Elire for the election of the second Bishop of Manchester  Mancath/2/A3/2/2  2 Jan 1870

Former reference: PERS 2/2

1f

Conge d'Elire was packaged in a presentation box by Cyril Formby, 2006. 64cmx70cm. Condition excellent.

Contents:
Conge d'Elire for the election of James Fraser, second bishop of Manchester, with monotone border illuminations and bearing the great seal of Queen Victoria (pendant), signed by warrant under the Queen's sign manual, Romily & Murray.

Papers relating to the election of James Moorhouse as Bishop of Manchester  Mancath/2/A3/2/3  30 Jan 1886-9 Feb 1886

Former reference: PERS 2/3/1-3

3 items

Contents:
Comprising a letter recommendatory from Queen Victoria to the Dean and Chapter, with a Conge d'Elire (parchment with paper seal), and a record of the process of the election of the Rt Rev James Moorhouse, DD, Bishop of Melbourne, to the bishopric of Manchester by the Dean and Chapter.

Papers relating to the election of Edmund Arbuthnott Knox as Bishop of Manchester  Mancath/2/A3/2/4  4 Nov 1903-9 Nov 1903

Former reference: PERS 2/4/1-12

12 items

Contents:
Comprising a letter recommendatory from King Edward VII to the Dean and Chapter, with a Conge d'Elire (parchment with paper seal), and a record of the process of the election of the Rt Rev Edmund Arbuthnott Knox, DD, Bishop Suffragan of Coventry, to the bishopric of Manchester by the Dean and Chapter. Including also sealed confirmation of the following: 1, Certificate of Electors having been summoned; 2, Form of Election; 3, Declaration of Election; 4, Publication of Election in the Choir and Nave of the Cathedral; 5, Certificate of the Rt Rev Dr Knox of his election to be Bishop of Manchester; 6, Certificate to the King's Majesty of the Election of the Rt Rev Dr Knox to be Bishop of Manchester; 7, Certificate of the Archbishop of York of the Election of the Rt Rev Dr Knox to be Bishop of Manchester; 8, Proxy to certify the Election of the Rt Rev Dr Knox to be Bishop of Manchester. With typescript copy of the same.

Letter Recommendatory and Conge d'Elire for the election of Frederic Sumpter Guy Warman as Bishop of Manchester  Mancath/2/A3/2/5  7 Jan 1929

Former reference: PERS 2/5/1-2

2 items

Contents:
From King George V to the Dean and Chapter instructing them to elect Rt Rev Dr Frederic Sumpter Guy Warman, Bishop of Chelmsford, to the Bishopric of Manchester. (Conge d'Elire - paper with paper seal, signed by Schuster).

Letter Recommendatory and Conge d'Elire for the election of William Derrick Lindsay Greer as Bishop of Manchester  Mancath/2/A3/2/6  25 Aug 1947

Former reference: PERS 2/6/1-2

2 items

Contents:
From King George VI to the Dean and Chapter instructing them to elect William Derrick Lindsay Greer, Clerk, MA, Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge, to the Bishopric of Manchester. (Conge d'Elire - paper with paper seal, signed by Napier).

Copies of the Election Documents for Bishop Stanley Booth-Clibborn  Mancath/2/A3/2/7  16 Nov 1978

Former reference: PERS 2/7

1 file

Contents:
Copies of the 8 documents performed by Greater Chapter for the election of the new bishop, sent to the Dean and Chapter by Cobbetts solicitors.

Mandate for the Induction and Enthronement of Christopher Mayfield as Bishop of Manchester  Mancath/2/A3/2/8  28 Apr 1993

Former reference: PERS 2/8/1-2

2 items

Contents:
From the Archbishop of York to the Dean and Chapter, with covering letter from L P M Lennox, Registrar of the Province of York.

Records of Attendance  Mancath/2/A3/3  1716-1964

Former reference: PERS 3/1-3

17 vols

Contents:
Records of preachers and visiting preachers,and absence money accounts.

Records of Preachers  Mancath/2/A3/3/1  1716-1912

Former reference: PERS 3/1

5 vols

Contents:
Recording names of preachers, visiting and residential.

Records of Visiting Preachers  Mancath/2/A3/3/1/1  1716-1876

Former reference: PERS 3/1/1

1 vol

The Book of Strange Preachers at the Collegiate Church Manchester  Mancath/2/A3/3/1/1/1  24 Jun 1716-16 Apr 1876

Former reference: PERS 3/1/1/1

1 vol

Contents:
The first page records: 'A register of names of those clergy who preach in Manchester Church that are strangers, 1711.' The volume begins in 1716, recording date and name of preacher, with some detail of qualifications or place of residence. This record continues until 2 Oct 1870. A few pages after the end of the record of visiting preachers follows 4 pages of accounts of memorable events at services: visiting royalty, the descent of a chunk of plaster 14 to 16 hundred weight, from the ceiling of the north gallery during a sermon in 1857, and the death of Canon Parkinson 1858. At the back of the volume upside down is recorded the rotation of occasional services (i.e. who is to preach at them), 1822-1848. There follows a record of numbers of communicants at various major services such as Good Friday, Easter Day, and Christmas Day, 1839-1876. After this follows a resumption of the record of preachers at occasional services, 1849-1864.

Preachers Books: Records of preachers statutably appointed and their substitutes  Mancath/2/A3/3/1/2  1866-1912

Former reference: PERS 3/1/2

4 vols

Contents:
Recording: date, day in the ecclesiatical calendar, whose statutory turn to preach it is, preacher morning and afternoon, object of any special collection, and memoranda (e.g. what the special occasion was, whether it was someone's first sermon, sometimes number of communicants etc). After 1912 this series was discontinued as the information was duplicated in MS 69 (The Precentors' Registers).

Manchester Cathedral Record of Preachers  Mancath/2/A3/3/1/2/1  1 Jul 1866-29 Dec 1878

Former reference: PERS 3/1/2/1

1 vol

Manchester Cathedral Record of Preachers  Mancath/2/A3/3/1/2/2  1 Jan 1879-29 Dec 1889

Former reference: PERS 3/1/2/2

1 vol

Contents:
Pasted into front cover are a series of letters from the Dean appointing the sundays for preaching by the Canons and by Honorary Canons for the period.

Manchester Cathedral Record of Preachers  Mancath/2/A3/3/1/2/3  1 Jan 1890-28 Dec 1910

Former reference: PERS 3/1/2/3

1 vol

Contents:
Pasted into front cover are a series of letters from the Dean appointing the sundays for preaching by the Canons and by Honorary Canons for the period 1897-1908 with gaps.

Manchester Cathedral Record of Preachers  Mancath/2/A3/3/1/2/4  1 Jan 1911-29 Dec 1912

Former reference: PERS 3/1/2/4

1 vol

Contents:
Only first 15ff used.

Absence Money Accounts  Mancath/2/A3/3/2  1742-1874

Former reference: PERS 3/2/1-9

9 vols

Contents:
Comprising two volumes 1742-1778 and 1862-1874, and seven small notebooks. There are gaps in the series from 1778-1800, 1801-1843, 1846, and 1852-1862. The volume for 1822 listed in 1948 as part of MS 66 is missing.

Absence Money Poor Distribution Book  Mancath/2/A3/3/2/1  1742-1778

Former reference: PERS 3/2/1

1 vol

Contents:
Recording total amount of absence money paid by the Warden and Fellows (itemised per person), and recording the names of people who received and the amount they received of the distribution to the poor in Manchester, Salford, Broughton, Ardwick and Chorlton Row, and other areas within the parish of Manchester.

Absence Money Poor Distribution Book  Mancath/2/A3/3/2/2  1800

Former reference: PERS 3/2/2

1 vol

Contents:
Small note book containing an account of the Absence Money disbursed by John Griffith (Fellow), or by his orders, for the year 1800. Records name of recipient, township, and amount received. At the end of the volume is recorded absence money received from Rev Dr Assheton, decd, and Revd Dr Blackburne. Also 'Disbursements to various objects' recording the total amount disbursed in each township.

Absence Money Poor Distribution Book  Mancath/2/A3/3/2/3  1843

Former reference: PERS 3/2/3

1 vol

Contents:
Small note book containing an account of the Absence Money disbursed by Rev Oswald Sergeant (Fellow & Bursar), for the year 1843. Records name of recipient, parish (St Matthews, St Andrew's or Manchester), name of distributor (usually the vicar of the parish) address of recipient and amount received. Towards the end of the volume is recorded absence money received from Dean's absence, J Gatliff and O Sergeant.

Absence Money Poor Distribution Book  Mancath/2/A3/3/2/4  1844

Former reference: PERS 3/2/4

1 vol

Contents:
Small note book containing an account of the expenditure of Absence Money for the year 1844, by Oswald Sergeant, Bursar. Records name of recipient, name of distributor (if other than Oswald Sergeant) street of recipient and amount received. At the end of the account is recorded absence money paid to each of the distributors and balance in Bursar's hand. Does not record absence money paid by the Warden and Fellows individually.

Absence Money Poor Distribution Book  Mancath/2/A3/3/2/5  1844-1845

Former reference: PERS 3/2/5

1 vol

Contents:
Small note book containing an account of the expenditure of Absence Money for the year 1845, by Oswald Sergeant, Bursar. Begins with £5 distributed by Rev C Richson in 1844. Records name of recipient and amount received. At the end of the account is recorded absence money paid to each of the distributors and absence money paid by the Dean and by Oswald Sergeant.

Absence Money Poor Distribution Book  Mancath/2/A3/3/2/6  1846-1847

Former reference: PERS 3/2/6

1 vol

Contents:
Small note book containing an account of the expenditure of Absence Money for the year 1847, by Oswald Sergeant, Bursar. Begins with £2 16s 6d distributed by Mr Willcock, incumbent of St Andrew's, in 1846 and not previously recorded. Records name of recipient and amount received. 1847 includes £5 worth of bread distributed over 7 weeks. At the end of the account is recorded absence money paid to special recipients (e.g Mrs Thomas Hardman, Widow of the late Deputy Constable in very reduced circumstances). Also records absence money paid by the Dean, Oswald Sergeant, and Canon Parkinson.

Absence Money Poor Distribution Book  Mancath/2/A3/3/2/7  1848

Former reference: PERS 3/2/7

1 vol

Contents:
Small note book containing an account of the expenditure of Absence Money for the year 1848, by Oswald Sergeant, Bursar. Begins with receipts of absence money from the Late Dean, new Dean and Canons Sergeant, Parkinson and Clifton. There follow the names of receipients of bread during a nine week period commencing 10 May 1848, and a further list of those receiving bread in Jan 1848 and 1849. In between the two bread accounts is one page of special monetary payments to the poor for specified purposes (e.g T Hall to buy mangle £1, Sarah Bonser to enable her to go to Southport, £1, 1s). Loose in the front is a receipt for bread from Richard Whittaker.

Absence Money Poor Distribution Book  Mancath/2/A3/3/2/8  1849-1851

Former reference: PERS 3/2/8

1 vol

Contents:
Small note book containing an account of the expenditure of Absence Money for the years 1849-1851, by Oswald Sergeant, Bursar. Begins with receipts of absence money from the Chapter (not itemised). There follow the names of receipients of bread and flannel, with some monetary entries.

Manchester Cathedral Fines & Distribution  Mancath/2/A3/3/2/9  Jan 1862-2 Oct 1874

Former reference: PERS 3/2/9

1 vol

Contents:
Recording: Date and amount of fine, and from whom received (often itemised with number of days' absence), followed by date of distribution, to whom given, by whom, address of recipient, and amount of payment. The first entry for 1862 records that all the money for that year was expended on woollen and flannel clothing and some sheeting, as being most useful to the people 'in their present great neccessitites, arising out of the suspension of the cotton supply, as one of the consequences of the American Civil War.' Only the first 8ff of the volume are used.

Manchester Cathedral Registers of Attendance  Mancath/2/A3/3/3  1914-1964

Former reference: PERS 3/3/1-3

3 vols

Contents:
Registers of attendances of the Dean, Canons, Minor Canons, Clerks in Orders and Organists. After 6 Nov 1934, the attendance of Dean and Canons is no longer recorded.

Manchester Cathedral Register of Attendance  Mancath/2/A3/3/3/1  Jul 1914-Dec 1922

Former reference: PERS 3/3/1

1 vol

Contents:
Attendance Register for Nov 1917-Dec 1922, with loose sheet inserted in front: Summary of attendances Jul 1914.

Manchester Cathedral Register of Attendance  Mancath/2/A3/3/3/2  Jul 1934-Sep 1945

Former reference: PERS 3/3/2

1 vol

Contents:
After 6 Nov 1934, the attendance of Dean and Canons is no longer recorded.

Manchester Cathedral Register of Attendance  Mancath/2/A3/3/3/3  Oct 1945-Jul 1964

Former reference: PERS 3/3/3

1 vol

Records of the College Visitor  Mancath/2/A4  1631-1924

Former reference: Bp 1-5

6 items

Administrative history:
The position of College Visitor was filled by the Bishop of the Diocese (Coventry and Lichfield before the Reformation and Chester after the Reformation), who acted as a sort of auditor of the College's actions and finances, and as an adjudicator in cases of dispute. The College Visitor was only allowed to visit the College at the invitation of the Warden and Fellows, or once every five years.

Contents:
Records created by the Bishop of the Diocese in his role as College Visitor. Contains Bishop's Visitation papers and ajudications, as well as faculties allowing alterations to the fabric of the building.

Deed of Confirmation of pews in the nave of Blakeley Chapel  Mancath/2/A4/1  17 Nov 1631

Former reference: Bp 1

1f

Fragile

Contents:
From: John Bishop of Chester To: Ralph Assheton, Esq, Humfrey Booth, Gent, William Rathbandes, Clerk, Joseph Costerdine, William Wardleworth, John Bexwicke, William Heywood, George Pendleton, George Travis, John Wardleworth. Reciting the letter of monition that was published in the Chapel by Thomas Buerdsell on the 13th Nov, inviting anyone objecting to the allocation of the pews by the commissioners to come to the Palace of Chester by 9am on the 17th Nov. No case was brought. Seal Missing. Witnesses: Thomas Wasse and ----

Faculty to alter the Communion Rails  Mancath/2/A4/2  27 Sep 1750

Former reference: Bp 2

1f

Contents:
Letter Testimonial from Samuel Peploe, Bishop of Chester, noting due process through the Worshipful Roger Comberbach Esq, BL, Surrogate of the Bishop, and Vicar General, granting power to the Warden and Fellows to: enlarge the floorspace included within the rails of the Communion Table within the Choir of the Collegiate Church, by removing the wooden rails and erecting iron rails as much forward towards the west as shall be deemed convenient, and to the extremity of the choir towards the north and south; take down the woodwork screens which separate the choir from the north and south aisles or raise the same to the height of the tabernacle work, as shall be thought most convenient, and to continue the iron rails from the front northward and southward upto the columns which support the piece of tapestry over the Communion Table and the Cornish above it; to raise the floor within the rails a step or two higher and also the Tapestry and Cornish to be raised as high as might be expedient but not to intercept the light from the east window; to remove 2 pews now standing in the choir into the north and south aisles (making room by removing benches) and putting them for the general use of the parishioners at prayer and at holy communion; to put two steps up to the iron rails from the north and south aisles, a step up across the middle of the Choir for the more decent approach to the rails, and 2 further steps close to the said rails. Sealed with the Bishop's paper covered seal.

Letter to the Bishop of Chester, with Bishop's Approval  Mancath/2/A4/3  16 Dec 1752

Former reference: Bp 3

1f

Contents:
Letter from the Warden and Fellows of the Collegiate Church to the Bishop of Chester, pointing out the increase in population in Manchester and Salford (estimated at 30,000 and upwards), and that there are only two churches in the parish - the Collegiate Church, and the New Church or St Ann's - and one chapel in Salford (Trinity Chapel), which between them can only accommodate one quarter of the population. The Lord's Day is therefore spent in riot and excess by many of the poorer parishioners especially under the excuse of a lack of churches. The Warden and Fellows propose to erect a church on the Parsonage, near Deansgate, a very populous area, for the public service of Almighty God, and to set out a burial ground. The Warden and Fellows are pursuing an Act of Parliament for this purpose, and wish to raise at least £80 per annum from pew rents for the maintaining of a minister and the maintenance of the building. Further endowment may be possible from lands in the Parsonge to the value of 40s per annum (the same endowment as for the Minister at St Ann's). Signed: Samuel Peploe, Warden, Richard Assheton, Thomas Moss and Thomas Foxley, Fellows. The letter has an appended reply from the Bishop of Chester, dated 26 Dec 1752 from Cambridge, approving the scheme. Signed: Edmund Chester.

Papers relating to the Consecration of Hunts Bank Burial Ground  Mancath/2/A4/4  3 Jun 1768

Former reference: Bp 4/1-2

2 items

Contents:
Comprising the Bishop's sentence of consecration and a description of those clergy present, signed by the Public Notary.

Sentence of Consecration  Mancath/2/A4/4/1  3 Jun 1768

Former reference: Bp 4/1

1f

Contents:
By reason of the increase in population in the Parish of Manchester, the burial places there have become insufficient to contain the bodies of the greater numbers dying therein, therefore a plot of land has been secured as a new burial ground, viz: 713 square yards of ground situate at Hunts Bank in Manchester on the northerly side of the public street on the northerly side of the Collegiate Church, and bounded on the north by the garden belonging to the College, on the east by the buildings and yard belonging to Mr Thomas Tinker, on the south by the said public street, and on the west by other part of the said street, and the passage from the said street to the College, late the estate of Thomas Pigot Esq, and sold by him, with other lands adjoining the easterly side thereof, to Walter Wilson of Manchester, Ironmonger, and by the voluntary contributions of pious persons purchased from the latter and conveyed to Henry Fielden, William Allen and Edward Place of Manchester, Merchants, and Edward Byrom, William Tomkinson and Otho Cooke of Manchester, Esquiers, to be held in trust as a burial ground for all those dying in the Parish of Manchester. The ground is now fenced out and enclosed with a wall, and the Bishop consecrates it for use as a Christian Burial Ground (full wording given). A memorandum records that the 'Sentence' was publicly promulgated on Friday 3 Jun 1768, and is signed by those present: Edmund, Bishop of Chester, Samuel Peploe, Warden and Chancellor of the Diocese, John Clayton, Thomas Aynscough, Richard Assheton, Fellows, Humphrey Owen and James Bayley, Chaplains, Thomas Bentham, Curate of St Peter's Chapel in Stockport and Charles Ethelston, Curate of St Paul's Chapel in Manchester.

Record of Clergy present at Consecration of Burial Ground  Mancath/2/A4/4/2  3 Jun 1768

Former reference: BP 4/2

1f

Contents:
Lists those present as: Edmund, Bishop of Chester, Samuel Peploe, Warden and Chancellor of the Diocese, John Clayton, Thomas Aynscough, Richard Assheton, Fellows, Humphrey Owen and James Bayley, Chaplains, Thomas Bentham, Curate of St Peter's Chapel in Stockport and Charles Ethelston, Curate of St Paul's Chapel in Manchester. Signed by John Dennis, Public Notary.

Duplicate Citation from the Bishop to the Dean of Manchester  Mancath/2/A4/5  1 Apr 1924

Former reference: Bp 5

2ff

Contents:
Citation by William Temple, Bishop of Manchester, to Joseph Gough McCormick, Dean of Manchester, instructing him to cite any members of the College who should be required to be present in the Chapter House on Monday 12 May 1924 for the Episcopal Visitation. Signed and sealed by the Bishop.

Records relating to churches and chapels under the patronage of the Manchester Chapter  Mancath/2/A5  1752-1854

1 box

Records relating to St Mary's Church, Parsonage  Mancath/2/A5/1  1752-1766

Former reference: St MP

1 box


Related information: CE 5

Contents:
Comprising pew rents and sundry accounts. See also CE 5.

Income Returns of parishes without the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/A5/2  18 Nov 1835-8 Mar 1854

Former reference: MS 77

1 vol

Contents:
Letter sent by Cecil D Wray as Vice Warden to the incumbents of: St George Hulme, St John's Manchester, St Philip's Salford, St Thomas Ardwick, St Paul's Manchester, St James' Gorton, Chapel of St Matthew Stretford, St Thoms near Manchester, All Saints Newton, St Clements. Requiring full details of the nature of each church's income from lands, pews, grants or any other sources. The forms are returned, signed by each minister and bound into this volume. The survey was required in 1835 as a result of the considerable loss that had befallen the resources of the churches and chapels in the parish of Manchester under the patronage of the Collegiate Church. Contains also notes on: seating at Blakeley Chapel, compulsory purchase of premises in and around Hunts Bank for street improvements, and the acquisition of appointments to St Michael's Manchester. 3/4 of volume blank.

Records of the Fabric Advisory Committee  Mancath/2/B  1813-21st century

Former reference: FC 1-39

3 boxes


Related information: Churchwardens' Accounts CW 1/1; Architects' plans separately listed (stored in 90 Deansgate).

Administrative history:
The Fabric Advisory Committee currently advises the Chapter on matters concerning the Fabric of the Cathedral. It was set up in 1980 under the rules of the Cathedral Fabric Commission for England. It succeeded the Cathedral Fabric Committee. The Fabric Committee was inaugurated on 7 Sep 1965 to deal with all matters concerning the fabric of the Cathedral building and its contents, including restoration and repair of the building itself and the organ, as well as care of vestments, silver, archives etc. and new commissions of artwork or architecture. On the Comittee were Canon Preston (Chairman), Canon Price, Dr Wood Jones (Cathedral Architect), Mr F Hawcroft, Mr F Dean and Miss M Longworth (Secretary). This arrangement continues to the present day, with representatives of the Chapter and the Cathedral architect meeting every quarter. Prior to the formation of the Committee, the Fabric of the Cathedral was the concern of the Cathedral Architect, who reported directly to the Chapter and attended Chapter Meetings. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the fabric of the parts of the Cathedral church which belonged to the parish, ie the nave and tower, were the concern of the Churchwardens.

Contents:
Architects' reports and plans; Minutes of the Fabric Committee 1965-21st century; newspaper cuttings; correspondence; fund-raising accounts.

Correspondence, Specifications, Estimates, Explanations and Accounts  Mancath/2/B/1  24 Apr 1813-28 May 1814

Former reference: FC 1/1-16

1 file

Contents:
Concerning alterations to the interior and the galleries of the Collegiate Church proposed by Robert Goldsmith, Architect, and for work carried out by Mr Buxton.

Letter from Robert Goldsmith, Architect, to Robert Peel, Churchwarden  Mancath/2/B/1/1  24 Apr 1813

Former reference: FC 1/1

2ff

Contents:
accompanying a 'survey of the church' [missing], thanking the churchwardens and clergy for their gentlemanlike behaviour towards him, and offering his further services should the need arise during the execution of his plans. The letter is sent from Goldsmith's offices in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Specifications and Explanations of the Intended alteration in the Collegiate Church Manchester  Mancath/2/B/1/2  1813

Former reference: FC 1/2

4ff

Contents:
Labelled 'N1' out of 4 such papers. Contains Specifications of the Pews etc in the Nave, the West Gallery, the South Gallery, the East Gallery, and Specification of the North Gallery intended to be erected. Page 5 contains a 'List of Scantlings with dimensions of Iron Pillars etc.

Copy of Specifications and Explanations of the Intended alteration in the Collegiate Church Manchester  Mancath/2/B/1/2a  1813

Former reference: FC 1/2a

4ff

Contents:
Copy of FC 1/2, with some alterations and an additional 2 pages of Explanation of the North Gallery and Specification of the pews etc in the Body of the Church and to the East and North. Includes quotations for the work.

Explanation of the Intended alteration in the Collegiate Church of Manchester  Mancath/2/B/1/3  22 Jul 1813

Former reference: FC 1/3

3ff

Contents:
Numbered 'N2' - out of four such documents. Describes plans for extra seating and for making the font portable, for a pulpit, and for heating the church. Pages 2-3 are an explanation of the intended alteration in the Galleries, mentioning seating capacities. Page 4 is a description of the Working Plan etc, signed by Robert Goldsmith. The final page contains further explanations about the building arrangements.

Copy of Explanation of the Intended alteration in the Collegiate Church of Manchester  Mancath/2/B/1/3a  22 Jul 1813

Former reference: FC 1/3a

4ff

Contents:
A Copy of the first three pages of FC 1/3. Does not include Goldsmith's description of the working plan and further explanations.

Description of Working plans etc of the Collegiate Church.  Mancath/2/B/1/4  22 Jul 1813

Former reference: FC 1/4

2ff

Contents:
Labelled 'N3' - out of four such documents. Contains the same information as in FC 1/3, page 4. Concerns the seating, staircases, lighting etc of the North Gallery. Refers to diagrams which are missing. Signed and sealed by Robert Goldsmith.

Explanation by Mr Goldsmith  Mancath/2/B/1/5  [Jul 1813]

Former reference: FC 1/5

1f

Contents:
nd - dated from surrounding papers. Labelled 'N4' - out of four such documents. Further explanation by the Architect of the work to be carried out. This information is also contained in FC 1/2, page 5. There is an additional statement on this document: 'The Contract to be delivered to Thomas Dunnington on or before Saturday 14th August.

Samuel Buxton's estimate for Alterations in the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1/6  16 Aug 1813

Former reference: FC 1/6

1f

Contents:
A letter to the Churchwardens, signed and dated by Samuel Buxton, containing itemised estimates for the carrying out of the alterations according to the Specifications laid down by Robert Goldsmith.

Samuel Buxton's Estimate for the North End of the West Gallery.  Mancath/2/B/1/7  16 Aug 1813

Former reference: FC 1/7

1f

Contents:
Addressed to the Churchwardens, signed and dated by Samuel Buxton, including dimensions and a price.

An account of the sundry estimates for the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1/8  [Aug 1813]

Former reference: FC 1/8

1f

Contents:
nd - dated from surrounding papers. Churchwardens' calculations: Break down of the cost for each item of work to be done, including credits to the account from the sale of old pews etc.

Measurements of the various Galleries  Mancath/2/B/1/9  [1813]

Former reference: FC 1/9

1f

Contents:
nd - dated by surrounding papers. Dimensions and square footage of the Galleries addressed to Mr Mundell at the Towns Office, Fountain Street.

Thomas Dunnington's Receipts for the Galleries in the Collegiate Church 1813-1814  Mancath/2/B/1/9a  6 Sep 1813-28 May 1814

Former reference: FC 1/9a

11 items

Contents:
The receipts for spending on the new Galleries by Thomas Dunnington, Churchwarden, mostly to Samuel Buxton.

Wrapper for receipts  Mancath/2/B/1/9a/1  1814

Former reference: FC 1/9a/1

1f

Contents:
Labelled: 'Thomas Dunnington's Receipts for the Galleries in the Collegiate Church 1813-1814.'

Receipt  Mancath/2/B/1/9a/2  6 Sep 1813

Former reference: FC 1/9a/2

1f

Contents:
Accounting for money received from the sale of 17 Pews: £117, 6s.

Receipt  Mancath/2/B/1/9a/3  11 Dec 1813

Former reference: FC 1/9a/3

1f

Contents:
For £500 paid by Thomas Dunnington to Samuel Buxton for work on the North Gallery.

Receipt  Mancath/2/B/1/9a/4  19 Feb 1814

Former reference: FC 1/9a/4

1f

Contents:
For £500 paid by Thomas Dunnington to Samuel Buxton for work on the Galleries.

Receipt  Mancath/2/B/1/9a/5  26 Feb 1814

Former reference: FC 1/9a/5

1f

Contents:
For £200 paid by Thomas Dunnington to Samuel Buxton for work on the Galleries.

Itemised Credit Note  Mancath/2/B/1/9a/6  2 May 1814

Former reference: FC 1/9a/6

1f

Contents:
From Samuel Buxton to the Churchwardens for £46, 5s 11d for work and materials comprised in his contract, but not executed on account of sundry variations from the Plan first fixed upon for the Gallery.

Itemised Bill  Mancath/2/B/1/9a/7  2 May 1814

Former reference: FC 1/9a/7

1f

Contents:
From Samuel Buxton to the Churchwardens for £167, 2s 7d for Extras occasioned by sundry deviations from the original plans on which the contracts for the pews and alterations were founded, viz. for work and materials.

Receipt  Mancath/2/B/1/9a/8  14 May 1814

Former reference: FC 1/9a/8

1f

Contents:
For £104 paid by Thomas Dunnington to Samuel Buxton for work on the Galleries.

Receipt  Mancath/2/B/1/9a/9  26 May 1814

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For £14 paid by Thomas Dunnington to John Hope for surveying the execution of the contract between the Churchwardens and Samuel Buxton for erecting the new Galleries.

Itemised Bill of work  Mancath/2/B/1/9a/10  8 Jan 1814-26 May 1814

Former reference: FC 1/9a/10

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From Samuel Buxton and Son to the Churchwardens detailing all the work done on the galleries and pews during the period. Includes costs for labour and materials, and drink for the workmen. Settled by J. White.

Receipt  Mancath/2/B/1/9a/11  28 May 1814

Former reference: FC 1/9a/11

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For £21, 6s 4d, paid by Mr White to John Baxter as one third of the allowance for the men making the alterations in the Church.

Mr Buxton's Costs  Mancath/2/B/1/10  30 Dec 1813

Former reference: FC 1/10

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Samuel Buxton's claim for Masons' wages between 30 October and 30 December 1813 for various itemised tasks.

Mr Buxton's claim for materials  Mancath/2/B/1/11  31 Dec 1813

Former reference: FC 1/11

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Samuel Buxton's claim submitted to John Wolstenholme and settled on 31 Dec 1813 for materials used since 24 Dec 1813.

Churchwardens' account of payments to Samuel Buxton and Son  Mancath/2/B/1/12  30 Oct 1813-31 Dec 1813

Former reference: FC 1/12

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Itemised expenses for the floor for fonts to stand on and seats in Lord Derby's Chapel, repairing screens, removing fonts etc.

Letter from Robert Goldsmith, Architect, to Thomas Dunnington, Churchwarden  Mancath/2/B/1/13  25 Jan 1814

Former reference: FC 1/13

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asking for the payment of his account with the Collegiate Church, and asking for pardon for pestering Mr Dunnington, but stating that the stationary accounts against him are now serious.

Architectural Drawing of Fretwork  Mancath/2/B/1/14  Feb 1814

Former reference: FC 1/14

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Sent by Robert Goldsmith, Architect, to Thomas Dunnington, Churchwarden. Shows 'Fret at large' and a scale diagram of the margin to be between the mould of framing and the Fret. Possibly the design for the pulpit.

Rough plan of seating in the Nave  Mancath/2/B/1/15  [1814]

Former reference: FC 1/15

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nd: dated by reference to the date of the work on the Galleries. Shows the seating underneath the north, south and west galleries.

Plan of the Galleries in the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1/16  [1814]

Former reference: FC 1/16

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nd: dated by the date of the work on the Galleries. Architect's coloured/shaded drawing showing the layout of the seating in the Galleries. Verso: a pencil drawn sketch of part of an organ casing.

Churchwardens' vouchers and papers relating to the Interior decoration of 1815-1816  Mancath/2/B/1a  30 Apr 1815-22Feb 1817

Former reference: FC 1a/1-20

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Related information: See also CW 1/1/4 receipt number 108, which also refers to Robert Hughes' work.

Administrative history:
Until the Parish of Manchester Revenues Measure of 1933, the responsibility for the maintenance of the church was split between the Chapter and the Churchwardens, so that the Parish was reponsible for the maintenance of the nave and the tower, whilst the Chapter maintained the Quire and the Chapter House.

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Containing the Articles of Agreement between Robert Hughes and the Churchwardens, 30 Apr 1815, estimates for cost of work, and Hughes' bills for the carrying out of the roman cementing of the interior of the church, as well as other jobs.

Articles of Agreement between Robert Hughes of Manchester, Plasterer and Painter and the Churchwardens of Manchester  Mancath/2/B/1a/1  26 Apr 1815-4 Jul 1815

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Includes a memorandum of the agreement dated 26 Apr 1815. Robert Hughes agrees to take off all the old coats of Whitewash and paint, and to pick the stone and saturate the walls for the reception of the materials which are to be composed of the best London manufactured Roman Cement and an equal measure of good sharp river sand (well washed and sorted). The work to match that already done on the North side of the Nave. Fee: £260. Hughes objects to the last clause about cleaning the church, which was added after he had supplied an estimate. A pencil written note on page 8 by the Churchwardens, dated 4 Jul, admits that a mistake has been made.

Estimate for the plastering of the south side of the Nave  Mancath/2/B/1a/2  19 Jun 1815

Former reference: FC 1a/2

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by John Hope, for £501, 16s 6d, and £22, 2s 4d for finishing the outside of the two north windows in Roman cement.

Day Bills  Mancath/2/B/1a/3  11 Mar 1815-21 Oct 1815

Former reference: FC 1a/3

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5 separate lists of costs claimed by Robert Hughes for work on the Collegiate Church, labelled 'A to E' and several labelled 'Day Bills 6' on the reverse. The costs are itemised, and each claim is examined and allowed or otherwise by John Hope and William Beatson.

Estimate for Plastering the South Gallery Ceiling  Mancath/2/B/1a/4  24 Oct 1815

Former reference: FC 1a/4

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agreeable to the specimen of the most easterly bay now exhibited. £340 is quoted by Robert Hughes and witnessed by John Hope. To be paid in cash.

Contract with Robert Hughs for the two Dormer Lights of the South Gallery  Mancath/2/B/1a/5  9 Dec 1815

Former reference: FC 1a/5

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A Specification of the plastering with Roman cement stucco the two Dormer Windows of the South Gallery. Sent with a covering note to Mr Sandford, Churchwarden, by John Hope, for signing as a contract by Sandford and by Robert Hughes.

John Hope's Estimate of the Cement Work of the South Nave  Mancath/2/B/1a/6  14 Nov 1815

Former reference: FC 1a/6

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Labelled 'No8'. £337, 14s for plastering the South aisle ceiling with Roman cement Stucco.

John Hope's Estimate of Cement for Walls on South Side  Mancath/2/B/1a/7  Jan 1816

Former reference: FC 1a/7

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Labelled 'No9'. £309, 15s 8d for plastering in Roman Cement the walls, arches and columns of the South side of the South aisle, and also the walls of Trafford's and Brown's chapels and the porch.

Estimate for painting the Nave ceiling.  Mancath/2/B/1a/8  25 Jan 1816

Former reference: FC 1a/8

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Labelled 'No10'. Estimate of £133 by Robert Hughes for painting the ceiling of the Nave with four coats and sanding in imitation of the stucco work.

Churchwardens' account of payments to Robert Hughes  Mancath/2/B/1a/9  23 Dec 1815-17 Feb 1816

Former reference: FC 1a/9

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Labelled 'No11'. Itemised list of payments for the work carried out by Hughes during the period. Examined and allowed by John Hope and William Beatson.

Day Bills for Robert Hughes' work.  Mancath/2/B/1a/10  17 Feb 1816-13 Apr 1816

Former reference: FC 1a/10

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Labelled 'No12', and each folio is labelled with a letter, 'H'-'L'. Itemises jobs carried out and costs involved during the period.

Robert Hughes' Day Bill  Mancath/2/B/1a/11  16 Mar 1816

Former reference: FC 1a/11

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Labelled 'No13'. Lists work carried out between 24 Feb and 11 Mar 1816, with costs. Examined and allowed by John Hope and William Beatson.

Costs of Plastering the South window to the South side of Cheethams Gallery  Mancath/2/B/1a/12  31 Jul 1816

Former reference: FC 1a/12

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Labelled in red 'No1'. A list of the work done by Robert Hughes, with costs, drawn up for the Churchwardens by William Beatson.

Robert Hughes' Day Bill  Mancath/2/B/1a/13  20 Apr-22 Jun 1816

Former reference: FC 1a/13

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Itemised costs for work done by the day by Robert Hughes during the period.

Measurement of Roman Cement work done by Robert Hughes  Mancath/2/B/1a/14  1 May 1816-16 Aug 1816

Former reference: FC 1a/14

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Labelled in red 'No3'. Costings for the Churchwardens of the Roman Cement work done on the outside of the south side of the Nave and the North Side of the Nave, compiled by William Beatson. A note in pencil of the 15-16 Aug records a dispute about whether the Spandrills were ordered to be done.

Measurement of Roman Cement work done by Robert Hughes  Mancath/2/B/1a/15  28 Jun 1816

Former reference: FC 1a/15

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Labelled in red 'No4'. Costings for the work done on the South Balustrade of the Nave drawn up for the Churchwardens by William Beatson.

Costs of plastering the Ceiling of the Trafford's Chapel in Stucco by Robert Hughes  Mancath/2/B/1a/16  28 Jun 1816

Former reference: FC 1a/16

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Labelled in red 'No5'. Measured by William Beatson for the Churchwardens - described as the East Bay of the South Gallery.

Estimate for colouring the South Side upon the roof and drawing the joints in imitation of stone in colour shade.  Mancath/2/B/1a/17  Oct 1816

Former reference: FC 1a/17

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Labelled in red 'No6'. Estimate including scaffolding and all materials - £15. Sent by Robert Hughes to Mr John Hope for the Church Wardens.

Churchwardens' account of payments to Robert Hughes  Mancath/2/B/1a/18  10 Aug 1816-19 Oct 1816

Former reference: FC 1a/18

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Labelled in red 'No7'. 'For work that had to be done a Extra thickness to what it was contracted for at the South side on the Roof'. Itemised costs of work done by Hughes during the period.

Costing of the Painting of iron railing on the North side of the Church Yard  Mancath/2/B/1a/19  Jan 1817

Former reference: FC 1a/19

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Labelled in red 'No8'. William Beatson's costing for the Churchwardens of Robert Hughes' work in painting 160 1/2 square yards of railing.

Churchwardens' account of payments to Robert Hughes  Mancath/2/B/1a/20  30 Nov 1816-22 Feb 1817

Former reference: FC 1a/20

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Labelled in red 'No9'. Itemised and dated payments to Robert Hughes for work carried out during the period.

Specifications, estimates, and contracts for building work to the north wall  Mancath/2/B/1aa  9 Sep 1815-7 Jan 1819

Former reference: FC 1aa/1-8

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Contents:
Includes contract with William Heap for the work.

Summary of building costs  Mancath/2/B/1aa/1  9 Sep 1815

Former reference: FC 1aa/1

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Labelled in red on the reverse: 'Amount of several contracts for rebuilding parts of the church'. Quotes voucher 75 in Mr Sandford's year, and 107 in Mr Bradshaw's year, concerning the rebuilding of Brown's Chapel, and the rebuilding of westerly end of south side and return to the tower, and the north side of the tower to the door on the north side - by William Heap.

Draft specification for building works.  Mancath/2/B/1aa/2  [1817]

Former reference: FC 1aa/2

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nd - dated from accompanying material. For taking down and rebuilding the North wall of the Collegiate Church, from the buttress to the west of the north door to Lord Ducie's chapel. Gives exact details of rubbish clearance, measurements, type of stone to be used (including the recycling of the old stone). With pencil note additions.

John Palmer's estimate for rebuilding the north side of the Collegiate Church.  Mancath/2/B/1aa/3  5 Nov 1817

Former reference: FC 1aa/3

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Addressed to the Churchwardens, quoting £670.

John Hope's estimate for rebuilding the north wall of the Church  Mancath/2/B/1aa/4  29 Dec 1817

Former reference: FC 1aa/4

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Fully itemised estimate 'by order of the Churchwardens', totalling £480, 13s 2-3/4d.

William Heap's estimate for rebuilding part of the north side of the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1aa/5  21 Jan 1818

Former reference: FC 1aa/5

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Addressed to the Churchwardens promising to do the work in every way similar or superior to the previous work on Brown's chapel, for £485.

Signed specification for work to be done to the north side of the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1aa/6  29 Jan 1818

Former reference: FC 1aa/6

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For taking down and rebuilding the North wall of the Collegiate Church, from the buttress west north west of the north door to Lord Ducie's chapel. Gives exact details of rubbish clearance, supporting of gallery with scaffolding, measurements, type of stone to be used (including the recycling of the old stone). Total value of contract: £470. Work to be completed by 24 Jun 1818. Signed acceptance of contract by William Heap.

William Heap's estimate for building work on the north side of the church  Mancath/2/B/1aa/7  7 Jul 1818

Former reference: FC 1aa/7

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For taking down an arch in Lord Ducie's Chapel, and rebuilding the walls on the north side of the Collegiate Church, to be done with the best of the old stone, for £30.

Letter to the Churchwardens from William Heap  Mancath/2/B/1aa/8  7 Jan 1819

Former reference: FC 1aa/8

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pleading for the payment of costs incurred during the rebuilding of the north side of the church over and above his original estimate - 'I certainly err'd in estimating so low for a job of that magnitude.' Heap proffers the excuse that the work was done in a superior manner such that it should be a credit to the town, and trusts that he is dealing with gentlemen who 'would not see an individual suffer loss from the benefit of the public'. Page 3 gives a full itemised statement of the 'Intrinsic costs' of the work.

Estimates, Plans and Proposals for alterations in and around the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1b  11 Aug 1818-30 Oct 1821

Former reference: FC 1b

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Portal or Vestibule which is to be Expurged.  Mancath/2/B/1b/1  [c1819]

Former reference: FC 1b/1

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nd - dated from surrounding papers. Costs for vestibule.

Plan of House in Fennel Street  Mancath/2/B/1b/2  11 Aug 1818

Former reference: FC 1b/2

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Addressed to Mr Brierley, Churchwarden, at the Boardroom in Fountain Street. Also addressed to Mr John Hope at Swan Court.

Letter to the Churchwardens from William Heap  Mancath/2/B/1b/3  7 Jan 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/3

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concerning his overexpenditure in the taking down and rebuilding part of the North side of the Collegiate Church since February 1818. Includes an itemised statement of the expenses Heap incurred, and expresses faith that the Churchwardens will not see an individual suffer for the public benefit.

Estimate for Iron Railings for the Church Yard.  Mancath/2/B/1b/4  27 Feb 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/4

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£100 for fixing up palisades the same as those already erected, exclusive of masons' work and patterns. Addressed to the Churchwardens by Peel & Williams.

Estimate for palisading the Old Church Yard  Mancath/2/B/1b/5  16 Mar 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/5

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Addressed to James Brierley Esq, Churchwarden, by Radfords & Waddington, quoting 20s, 6d per yard.

Robert Hughes' estimate for Varnishing Gallery Fronts  Mancath/2/B/1b/6  30 Apr 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/6

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Addressed to Mr Brierley, Churchwarden, quoting £10, 10s including cleaning and scaffolding, signed Robert Hughes & Son.

Estimate for palisading in Church yard from the New Cross Foundry  Mancath/2/B/1b/7  5 May 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/7

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Addressed to the Churchwardens from Smith & Co, quoting 14s, 6d per yard and asking further questions.

Estimate for Palisading in the Old Church Yard  Mancath/2/B/1b/8  18 May 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/8

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from Wharton and Mosers, quoting 15s with extra options for gates and lamp posts.

Estimate for the palisade Coping around the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1b/9  29 May 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/9

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Addressed to the Churchwardens by William Heap. 8s 10d for Runcorn Stone with piers of the best Old Stone to support the coping. The coping to have an Iron Dowel let in at each joint, and run with Roman Cement. Also to remove the Grave Stones and dig holes for the piers.

Estimate for Cast Iron Coping  Mancath/2/B/1b/10  19 Jul 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/10

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Addressed to the Churchwardens by Messrs E Smith & Co, quoting three guineas per yard for 2ft high by 1 1/2 inch thick iron coping. Sent from the New Cross Foundery.

Sketch of the Church Pallisading  Mancath/2/B/1b/11  Jul 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/11

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made about 12ft higher shewing three different bottoms for the choice of the Churchwardens. Sent from the New Cross Foundery.

Specification for the Entrance Gates to the Burial Ground of the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1b/12  [Jul 1819]

Former reference: FC 1b/12

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Contents:
nd - dated from surrounding papers. Describes in detail the masons' work required to erect the gates to the designs of Richard Lane Architect, of St Ann's Square, Manchester. Submitted by William Heap.

Estimate for the Palisade Coping round the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1b/13  [Jul 1819]

Former reference: FC 1b/13

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nd - dated from surrounding papers. Addressed to the Churchwardens by William Heap, quoting 9s per foot for Runcorn stone, and 10d per cubic foot for supporting piers of the best Old Stone, with further options for gateways.

Specification for the Stone Work in enclosing the Burial Ground of the Collegiate Church of Manchester  Mancath/2/B/1b/14  26 Aug 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/14

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By William Heap, proposing that the whole work should be completed by 01 Nov 1820.

James Patteson's Estimate for Church Gates.  Mancath/2/B/1b/15  30 Aug 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/15

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Estimate for Masonry work proposed to be done at the Entrance Gate Ways to the Collegiate Church Yard, to be done in white Runcorn Stone for £368, 10s.

Estimate for Iron Railings for the Old Church  Mancath/2/B/1b/16  2 Oct 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/16

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Addressed to Mr Sowden from John and Thomas Sherratt, quoting 30s per yard all inclusive.

Sketch of Pallisading  Mancath/2/B/1b/17  4 Oct 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/17

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with note from Messrs E Smith & Co quoting 17s 6d per yard to supply pallisading according to the sketch, and to fix it up with Newel posts and Ironwork. Witnessed by Abraham Taylor.

Robert Hughes' estimate for Organ Case Ornaments  Mancath/2/B/1b/18  3 Nov 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/18

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For 6 Canopy heads with the continuation of the battlement and small molding with its enrichment, and the adjoining head and point ornament underneath; to be done in plaster in high relief to the design of Mr Lane, Architect for £43. With further details of what is excluded from the quote. Signed: Robert Hughes & Son.

Estimate for painting Palisades  Mancath/2/B/1b/19  29 Nov 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/19

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at 6d per linear yard. Addressed to the Churchwardens by John Turner.

Estimate for painting the Iron Railings  Mancath/2/B/1b/20  6 Dec 1819

Former reference: FC 1b/20

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Addressed by Robert Young from No 6 Bridge Street, Manchester, quoting 7d per yard for 2 coats of excellent good oil paint.

Robert Hughes' Estimate for Painting etc on the Organ  Mancath/2/B/1b/21  29 Jan 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/21

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Estimate for painting, preparing and varnishing the Organ, for £9, by Robert Hughes & Son.

Estimate for building a wall at the Church Yard near Ducie Bridge by George Forth  Mancath/2/B/1b/22  11 Feb 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/22

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An estimate by George Fourth and Robert Bond to Mr Willard for laying the foundations of a wall around the Church yard ready for the bricklayers, at 1s per yard.

Estimate for two Canopy Heads by Robert Hughes & Son  Mancath/2/B/1b/23  23 Feb 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/23

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£15 for 2 Canopy Heads with the continuation of the Battlements and small moulding with its enrichment and the Head and point Ornament underneath, according to the design of Small Organ by Mr Lane, Architect, with details of exclusions.

Estimate for Iron Gates by Clough and Hill  Mancath/2/B/1b/24  23 Mar 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/24

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£15 for ornamented iron work for arches over the gates including fitting the same.

Mr Lane's measurement of Railing and Church Yard, and Day Bills  Mancath/2/B/1b/25  4 Mar-24 Mar 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/25

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Letter (dated 24 Mar 1820) from Mr Lane, Architect, to the Churchwardens including measurements of the Iron Work round the Church Yard, and 3 Day bills for the work of William Heap for the work of his masons, and for the grave diggers during the period 4 Mar-18 Mar 1820.

Estimate for three pairs of gates with archways by Messrs Ebenezer Smith & Co.  Mancath/2/B/1b/26  24 Mar 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/26

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Addressed to the Churchwardens and sent from the New Cross Foundery, with detailed descriptions of each separate pair of gates.

Notes on dimensions of Gates  Mancath/2/B/1b/27  [Mar 1820]

Former reference: FC 1b/27

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nd - dated from surrounding papers.

Estimate for Iron Gates by Peel and Williams  Mancath/2/B/1b/28  [Mar 1820]

Former reference: FC 1b/28

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nd - dated from surrounding papers. Separate costings for Centre gate and side gates.

Notes on weight of Iron Gates  Mancath/2/B/1b/29  [Mar 1820]

Former reference: FC 1b/29

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nd - dated from surrounding papers. Headed 'Mr Hill'.

Estimate for Ornamental part of the Collegiate Church Gates by John Cutts  Mancath/2/B/1b/30  [Mar 1820]

Former reference: FC 1b/30

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nd - dated from surrounding papers. £102 for princess metal (of copper and tin) for 700lb and 500lb ornaments for the large and small gates, as well as pattern making and wood for both gates and workmanship and fitting.

Estimate for Window in tower by Boden and Winder  Mancath/2/B/1b/31  13 Jun 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/31

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Addressed to the Churchwardens by Boden and Winder of Cateaton Street. £8, 5s for completing a window in the steeple with new glass and lead, and painting it inside and out with hair mortar.

Estimate for window in the Tower by Samuel Newton  Mancath/2/B/1b/32  19 Jun 1820

Former reference: Fc 1b/32

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Addressed to Mr Robert Andrew, Churchwarden, from Samuel Newton of Minshull St Manchester. £2, 5s for the whole job.

Estimate for Window in Tower from Thomas Leigh  Mancath/2/B/1b/33  26 Jun 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/33

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Addressed to Robert Andrew, Churchwarden. £ 8, 17s including painting with mortar or £8, 9s without.

Estimate for building Workhouse Wall by John Coyle  Mancath/2/B/1b/34  Jun 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/34

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Addressed to Mr Robert Andrews, Churchwarden, quoting 1s per yard.

Estimate for Workhouse Wall  Mancath/2/B/1b/35  23 Jun 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/35

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Addressed to the Churchwardens from John Mosley, Bricklayer, quoting 1s per yard for new brick work and mortar at 11d per yard, for building the fence wall for the Enlargement of the Manchester Work House Garden.

Estimate for building Workhouse Wall by John Prinder  Mancath/2/B/1b/36  1 Jul 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/36

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A list of prices for a wall to be built around the garden of the poor House Manchester for the Churchwardens - giving options with the bricks to be supplied by the Churchwardens, or by the builder.

Estimate for building Workhouse Wall from William Briggs  Mancath/2/B/1b/37  7 Aug 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/37

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'For building the new wall for brick length work 6d per yard, and for pulling down the Ould Church Wall, hand dressing the brick 2s 6d per thousand.'

Estimate for Coping from Thomas Jackson  Mancath/2/B/1b/38  28 Aug 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/38

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Contents:
With diagram of shape of stone coping. Signed by Peter Tongs for Thomas Jackson.

Estimate for Cast Iron Gates from E Smith & Co  Mancath/2/B/1b/39  28 Aug 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/39

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Addressed to the Churchwardens from Messrs Ebenezer Smith & Co at the New Cross Foundry, quoting for the gates, with different price options according to the type of wood used for the patterns.

Estimate for Coping by William Heap  Mancath/2/B/1b/40  8 Sep 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/40

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Addressed to the Churchwardens, quoting 5s 9d per linear yard for Yorkshire Stone coping as per the sketch included.

Estimate for Coping from Jonathan Hughes  Mancath/2/B/1b/41  8 Sep 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/41

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Addressed to the Churchwardens quoting 2s 6d per linear yard for Oldham Stone.

Estimate for Coping at the Workhouse Wall from Mr Jackson  Mancath/2/B/1b/42  13 Sep 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/42

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Addressed to the Churchwardens by Thomas Jackson (signed by Peter Tong), quoting 5s 6d per yard for the work as described in the letter.

Letter to the Churchwardens from Radford & Warrington  Mancath/2/B/1b/43  26 Sep 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/43

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declining to send an estimate for the Church Gates.

Estimate for Church Gates from Ebenezer Smith & Co  Mancath/2/B/1b/44  6 Oct 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/44

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Quoting £135 for two pairs of large gates and two pairs of small gates with archways, using patterns made of Baywood. Labelled 'agreed upon 9 Oct 1820'.

Estimate of the weight and probable cost of the Iron Gates for the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1b/45  9 Oct 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/45

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by Richard Lane, Architect.

Estimate for raising St Michael's Church Wall by John Kinder  Mancath/2/B/1b/46  19 Oct 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/46

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Addressed to the Churchwardens of the Collegiate Church, quoting for taking off the coping and to raise the wall of St Michael's Church, Manchester and then to replace the coping.

Estimate for Building a Shed from David Bellhouse & Son  Mancath/2/B/1b/47  9 Dec 1820

Former reference: FC 1b/47

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Contents:
Addressed to the Churchwardens, quoting £32 for a shed intended to be built in the Sawyers Yard of hard red pine and slated. Full dimensions are given.

Estimate for Flagging from John Knowles  Mancath/2/B/1b/48  17 Jan 1821

Former reference: FC 1b/48

2ff

Contents:
Addressed to Mr George Ling, Churchwarden, and quoting for Rochdale Strong flagging and curb stones etc.

Estimate for painting and gilding Collegiate Church Clock  Mancath/2/B/1b/49  1821

Former reference: FC 1b/49

1f

Contents:
Estimate by Richard Cottam of 5 Bridge Street Manchester, for painting and regilding the three clock dials for £22, painting the large gates for 20s, and painting the 2 Entrance Doors, Steeple Door, and the 3 small doors and 7 spouts for £1 10s.

Estimate for Flagging by James Patteson  Mancath/2/B/1b/50  [Jan 1821]

Former reference: FC 1b/50

1f

Contents:
nd - dated from surrounding papers. Quoting 4s per yard for Good Rochdale Street flags and 1s 9d per uard for strong Curb stones.

Estimate for Flagging by William Heap  Mancath/2/B/1b/51  18 Jan 1821

Former reference: FC 1b/51

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Contents:
Estimate for Flagging to be done in Brook Street leading to Rusholme Lane, quoting for Common Yorkshire flagging and Common Rochdale Flagging.

Mr Knowles' Estimate for Flagging Brook Street  Mancath/2/B/1b/52  14 Mar 1821

Former reference: FC 1b/52

2ff

Contents:
Addressed to Mr Ling from John Knowles, asking whether he is to use Rochdale Stone, as he has boats going that way and will load up with it if necessary. Prices are quoted at the bottom.

Estimate for levelling the Flags in Church  Mancath/2/B/1b/53  30 Oct 1821

Former reference: FC 1b/53

1f

Contents:
Addressed to the Churchwardens from John Routledge, quoting for prices of Yorkshire Flag Chanel stones to be fixed complete, or to repair and level the flags inside the church.

Estimates for work submitted to the Churchwardens  Mancath/2/B/1c  17 Apr 1827-1832

Former reference: FC 1c/1-61

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Related information: CW 1/1

Administrative history:
Until the Parish of Manchester Revenues Measure of 1933, the responsibility for the maintenance of the church was split between the Chapter and the Churchwardens, so that the Parish was reponsible for the maintenance of the nave and the tower, whilst the Chapter maintained the Quire and the Chapter House.

Contents:
Tenders from painters, joiners, masons, carpenters, gas lighting fitters etc, submitted to the Manchester Churchwardens for work on the Collegiate Church, as well as St Philip's Church, Salford, St Mathew's, Manchester, the Churchwardens' offices at Fountain Street, St George's, Hulme, the Auld Garrett, and St Andrew's Church, Travis Street. Includes 2 fabric samples.

Estimate for painting  Mancath/2/B/1c/1  17 Apr 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/1

1f

Contents:
From Robert Hughes & Son. Different prices are given for painting/colouring/varnishing.

Painting job quotation  Mancath/2/B/1c/2  18 Apr 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/2

2ff

Contents:
from Richard Neild with full specification of the work proposed.

Estimate for Colouring, Painting and Varnishing  Mancath/2/B/1c/3  18 Apr 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/3

2ff

Contents:
by Lynch & Tetlow, Cumberland Street.

Letter to the Churchwardens  Mancath/2/B/1c/4  29 May 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/4

2ff

Contents:
from Lynch & Tetlow reducing their estimate for the painting work in view of the work's being deferred until after Whitsuntide.

Estimate for Colouring and Painting etc  Mancath/2/B/1c/5  2 Jun 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/5

1f

Contents:
from Hunt & Davis, Salford.

Specification of Painting Work to be done at the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/6  14 Apr 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/6

2ff

Contents:
With signed undertaking by Richard Neild to carry out the work according to the specification for £331, taking 7 weeks.

Estimate for painting of the Manchester Workhouse Chapel  Mancath/2/B/1c/7  10 Jul 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/7

1f

Contents:
by Edward Dodd & William Haselden. For 2 coat painting of the Chapel, outbuildings, railings etc for £34, 10s.

Estimate for building 'Pig Coats' at the poor house  Mancath/2/B/1c/8  1 Aug 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/8

1f

Contents:
addressed to the Churchwardens from James Adkin, with undertaking to complete the work by the 6 Sep 1827.

Particulars of painting, gilding etc proposed to be done at the Old Church on the railings etc  Mancath/2/B/1c/9  20 Aug 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/9

1f

Contents:
By Hunt & Davis.

Estimate for painting work to be done on the railings, flagpole, weathercocks etc.  Mancath/2/B/1c/10  21 Aug 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/10

1f

Contents:
£14 quoted by Lynch & Tetlow.

Estimate for painting the railings etc  Mancath/2/B/1c/11  23 Aug 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/11

2ff

Contents:
in the form of a letter addressed to the Churchwardens from William Ashton, reminding them of his former work done for previous churchwardens.

Specification of Painting work  Mancath/2/B/1c/12  23 Aug 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/12

2ff

Contents:
detailing all work to be done on the railings, weather vanes etc. With quotation of £15 from Richard Nield.

Estimate for painting Iron work on church and churchyard.  Mancath/2/B/1c/13  24 Aug 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/13

2ff

Contents:
For £16 by Robert Read, 14 Toad Lane.

Letter to the Churchwardens with estimate for installing Gas lighting at St Philip's Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/14  21 Sep 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/14

3ff

Contents:
From G. Jones and Thomas Bent, with quote of £103, 12s by James Bradford.

Estimate for making 24 Oak seats and a Deal platform for the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/15  29 Sep 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/15

1f

Contents:
addressed to the Churchwardens from John Wallis, at £61, 18s.

Estimate for 24 seats and platform  Mancath/2/B/1c/16  [Sep 1827]

Former reference: FC 1c/16

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Contents:
describing different costs according to the materials used (Dantzic Oak, English Oak, and Deal). Signed by J. Cowlishaw on behalf of J. Wallis.

Tender for Lighting St Philip's Church with Gas  Mancath/2/B/1c/17  3 Oct 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/17

2ff

Contents:
for £300 from Downing & Hollins

Estimate for fixing 27 additional lights in St Mathew's Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/18  10 Dec 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/18

1f

Contents:
at £57 by James Bradford.

Estimate for fixing 27 additional Gas lights in St Mathew's Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/19  15 Dec 1827

Former reference: FC 1c/19

2ff

Contents:
at £40 by R Runcorn

Estimate for completing the Collegiate Church for Gas  Mancath/2/B/1c/20  1828

Former reference: FC 1c/20

2ff

Contents:
at £336, 5s by James Bradford, 31 High Street.

Estimate for 22 Gas lights in St Mathew's Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/21  18 Jan 1828

Former reference: FC 1c/21

2ff

Contents:
With memorandum in red ink to say that the contract was awareded to James Bradford at £30. The second folio contains a letter to the Rev Mr Shaw from the Churchwardens of St Mathew's, Samuel Spilling and Daniel Jackson, recommending him to employ James Bradford.

Estimate for levelling the Churchyard  Mancath/2/B/1c/22  26 Jul 1828

Former reference: FC 1c/22

1f

Contents:
for £20 by D. Davis. With £5 forfeit if not complete within 3 weeks.

Specification and Estimate for painting and colouring at the Churchwardens' Offices, Fountain Street, Manchester  Mancath/2/B/1c/23  28 Jul 1828

Former reference: FC 1c/23

2ff

Contents:
for £37 by Richard Neild.

Estimate for silk cushions and other fittings and furniture for the Altar, Pulpit, Reading Desk and Vestry.  Mancath/2/B/1c/24  14 Aug 1828

Former reference: FC 1c/24

2ff

Contents:
Includes descriptions of the materials and colours to be used in the cushions, as well as quotations for kneeling forms, tables and chairs, churchwardens' staffs, and a looking glass. Total cost: £76, 10s by John Kaye.

Estimate for upholstery for Hulme Church, with fabric sample  Mancath/2/B/1c/25  [Aug 1828]

Former reference: FC 1c/25

1f

Contents:
nd: dated from FC 1c/24. Includes descriptions of the materials and colours to be used in the cushions, as well as quotations for kneeling forms, tables and chairs, churchwardens' staffs, and a looking glass. Total cost: £50, 5s by John Gregory.

Estimate for Altar Cloth and other upholstery etc  Mancath/2/B/1c/26  Sep 1828

Former reference: FC 1c/26

1f

Contents:
Includes descriptions of the materials and colours to be used in the cushions, as well as quotations for kneeling forms, tables and chairs, churchwardens' staffs, and a looking glass. Total cost: £85, 6s.

Estimate for lining the Churchwardens' seats in the Collegiate Church, with fabric sample.  Mancath/2/B/1c/27  [1828]

Former reference: FC 1c/27

1f

Contents:
nd - dated from surrounding material. with quotes for covering cushions and bosses with crimson moreen, as well as a kidderminster carpet for the floor.

Estimate for covering Churchwardens' pews and drapes for the Pulpit  Mancath/2/B/1c/28  [1828]

Former reference: FC 1c/28

1f

Contents:
nd - dated from surrounding material. Using Crimson Moreen.

Estimate for levelling the Old Church Yard.  Mancath/2/B/1c/29  Aug 1828

Former reference: FC 1c/29

1f

Contents:
For £60, as well as offer to buy broken flags, from George Firth and Robert Bond.

Estimate for New Screen in Byrom Chapel  Mancath/2/B/1c/30  4 Aug 1828

Former reference: FC 1c/30

1f

Contents:
to be executed in Dantzig Oak according to the design by Mr Lane. Addressed to the Churchwardens by John Wallis.

Estimate for hanging the bell in St George's Hulme steeple  Mancath/2/B/1c/31  8 Sep 1828

Former reference: FC 1c/31

1f

Contents:
For £50 by George Gillibrand, to be completed by 8 Oct 1828.

Estimate for Porches and Pews at Hulme Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/32  6 Nov 1828

Former reference: FC 1c/32

1f

Contents:
including a closet in the vestry for the minister's robes, for £96, 10s, addressed to the Churchwardens of the Collegiate Church from James White.

Estimate of masons work required in repairing the south side of the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/33  21 Nov 1828

Former reference: FC 1c/33

1f

Contents:
according to drawings by Mr Lane. For work on the windows of the Byrom Chapel. Total cost: £159, 8s, by James Patteson of Oxford Road.

Specification of alterations in the Byrom Chapel or New Vestry  Mancath/2/B/1c/34  1829

Former reference: FC 1c/34

3ff

Contents:
Addressed to the Churchwardens by James White, with full description of work to be carried out and costings.

Estimate for completing the pewing in the East Gallery of the Collegiate Church and altering the staircase.  Mancath/2/B/1c/35  5 Mar 1829

Former reference: FC 1c/35

1f

Contents:
For £120 by James White. With note in red ink signed by Thomas Hardman to say that the contract was agreed and work to be finished by 11 April 1829.

Estimate for numbering the pews at Hulme Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/36  20 Mar 1829

Former reference: FC 1c/36

1f

Contents:
For £, 14s by Robert Hughes and Son.

Estimate for Screen between Byrom Chapel and Jesus Chapel  Mancath/2/B/1c/37  30 Mar 1829

Former reference: FC 1c/37

2ff

Contents:
For £55, 7s by James White.

Estimate for increasing the seating capacity at the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/38  28 Apr 1829

Former reference: FC 1c/38

2ff

Contents:
For 50 extra people at £57, and for a further 48 people in the North Aisle, a further £48. From Richard Lane. Note: 'Say £98 for 98 additional seats'.

Estimate for rebuilding a wall in Bridgewater Street  Mancath/2/B/1c/39  14 Jul [1829]

Former reference: FC 1c/39

1f

Contents:
nd - dated from surrounding papers. From Robert Hardy of Charlton Row.

Estimate for plastering and painting the vestry at Hulme Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/40  29 Aug 1829

Former reference: FC 1c/40

1f

Contents:
Addressed to the Rev Mr Lingard for £7, 2s, from Robert Hughes.

Estimate for scraping, cleaning and colouring the walls, pillars and windows of the Derby Chapel and Cheetham's Chapel.  Mancath/2/B/1c/41  3 Sep 1829

Former reference: FC 1c/41

2ff

Contents:
And for staining and varnishing the old oak and the new screen in the new vestry. Total: £3, 10s from Richard Nield, 19 York Street.

Estimate and specification for three porches at St Philip's Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/42  28 Sep 1829

Former reference: FC 1c/42

2ff

Contents:
For £18 by Edmund Waterworth, a Joiner of Hulme.

Estimate and Specification for the completion of a porch at St Philip's Salford, as an entrance into the gallery at the tower side of the church  Mancath/2/B/1c/43  1 Oct 1829

Former reference: FC 1c/43

2ff

Contents:
For £6 by Edmund Waterworth, a Joiner of Hulme.

Estimate for repairs at St Matthew's Churchyard  Mancath/2/B/1c/44  1829

Former reference: FC 1c/44

1f

Contents:
For £5, 8s by E. Smith & Co.

Contract for 50 pairs of blankets  Mancath/2/B/1c/45  2 Oct 1829

Former reference: FC 1c/45

1f

Contents:
7s 3d per pair by Oram and Norris.

Estimate for 2 new windows and a door case in the Byrom Chapel, and widening the steps to the Choir Organ loft.  Mancath/2/B/1c/46  [1829]

Former reference: FC 1c/46

2ff

Contents:
nd - dated from surrounding material. For £66, 8s by James Patteson.

Estimate for a wrought iron safe on castors  Mancath/2/B/1c/47  3 Dec 1829

Former reference: FC 1c/47

2ff

Contents:
With 2 doors and 4 locks. Addressed to Mr Powell from Radford and Waddington.

Estimate for flagging part of Brook Street  Mancath/2/B/1c/48  1830

Former reference: FC 1c/48

1f

Contents:
From the Public House to the Bridge (192 1/2 yards). £68 3s 4d.

Estimate and specification for building a wall at the Auld Garrett  Mancath/2/B/1c/49  28 Apr 1830

Former reference: FC 1c/49

1f

Contents:
Addressed to the Churchwardens for £30 by Robert Hardy of Chorlton Row.

Estimate for painting and colouring St Philip's Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/50  9 Sep 1830

Former reference: FC 1c/50

2ff

Contents:
According to the specification by Mr Lane. Addressed to the Churchwardens of St Philip's, for £275, by William Froggatt of 16 Booth Street.

Estimate for colouring and painting St Philip's Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/51  10 Sep 1830

Former reference: FC 1c/51

2ff

Contents:
according to the specification by Mr Lane. Addressed to the Churchwardens of St Philips, for £190, by John Crowther, late firm of Stretch & Crowther.

Estimate of painting, graining and bronzeing at St Philip's Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/52  14 Sep 1830

Former reference: FC 1c/52

2ff

Contents:
For £149, by Richard Neild. With note to say Neild was appointed.

Estimate for building a lodge and entrance to the Burial ground at the Work House  Mancath/2/B/1c/53  12 Jan 1831

Former reference: FC 1c/53

2ff

Contents:
£314, 17s with an extra £38 15s for the alterations to the plan. Addressed to the Churchwardens of the Collegiate Church from Samuel Buxton & Son.

Contract for placing Gas apparatus for lighting in St George's Church, Hulme.  Mancath/2/B/1c/54  19 Apr 1831

Former reference: FC 1c/54

2ff

Contents:
For £120 between Barton & Co and the Churchwardens of Manchester.

Estimate for furnishing St Sndrew's Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/55  [1831]

Former reference: FC 1c/55

2ff

Contents:
nd - dated from surrounding material. For 2 crimson silk cushion covers, and matching table cloth for the altar. For £15 by John Wildan of 64 King Street.

Specification and estimate for pointing and painting at the Collegiate Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/56  22 Jul 1831

Former reference: FC 1c/56

2ff

Contents:
Including: top of battlements and repair to Mastic cement on the south side main roof; repair to cement work of window near large south door; reputtying of windows; scraping and painting of ironwork. Total: £11 by Richard Neild. Work ordered 12 Sep 1831.

Estimate for Communion Plate for St Andrew's Travis Street  Mancath/2/B/1c/57  2 Sep 1831

Former reference: FC 1c/57

2ff

Contents:
For 2 Quart Flagons, 2 Pint Chalices, 2x 8' Salvers on foot, 1x16' dish, plus engraving for £215. Addressed to the Churchwardens of the Collegiate Church by John Ollivant

Estimate for Bibles and Prayer books for Travis Street Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/58  Sep 1831

Former reference: FC 1c/58

2ff

Contents:
With specifications of the books to be supplied, for £18 18s. From Mr Bancks.

Estimate for the furnishing of St Andrew's Church, Travis Street  Mancath/2/B/1c/59  [Oct 1831]

Former reference: FC 1c/59

1f

Contents:
nd - dated from surrounding papers. Itemised list with prices of all the furniture and fittings for the church eg. cushions, table, chairs, collecting boxes, churchwardens' staves etc. From John Kaye.

Estimate for a crimson silk velvet Communion Table cover with matching cushions for St Matthew's Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/60  14 Oct 1831

Former reference: FC 1c/60

1f

Contents:
For £18, 16s from John Kaye.

Estimate for crimson silk velvet altar cover and matching cushions for St Andrew's Church  Mancath/2/B/1c/61  1832

Former reference: FC 1c/61

2ff

Contents:
And for various other cloths and cushion covers.

Architectural Report on the Cathedral and Parish Church  Mancath/2/B/1d  1849

Former reference: FC 1d

4ff

Contents:
Pages 25 - 31 of an unidentified publication. The excerpt takes the form of two reports compiled by Mr Gregan (Architect) and Mr Bellhouse, addressed to the Churchwardens of the Parish of Manchester, the first of which is dated 5 Apr 1849 and concerns the condition of the part of the Cathedral which belongs to the Parish - the tower and nave, with its aisles and chapels. The second is dated 17 Aug 1849 and, together with the first, makes up 'the Survey of the entire edifice of the Parish Church'.

Report on the present state of the interior of the Parish Church of the Cathedral and on the Alterations and Changes suggested.  Mancath/2/B/2  28 Feb 1857

Former reference: FC 2

14ff

Contents:
Report by James P Holden, Architect, to the Churchwardens of Manchester Parish, requested by the latter following the fall of some plaster mouldings from the ceiling over the gallery in the North Chapel of the Cathedral. The report covers the interior of the church generally, and specifically: the removal of the gallery over the screen, extending across both north and south aisles; arrangement of seating in the church; the subsiding floor; ceilings.

Churchwardens' Accounts  Mancath/2/B/3  30 Nov 1853-23 Jan 1895

Former reference: FC 3/1-2

2 vol

Contents:
Accounting books.

Churchwardens of Manchester - Repair Fund Ledger  Mancath/2/B/3/1  30 Nov 1853-23 Jan 1895

Former reference: FC 3/1

226ff

Contents:
with loose papers comprising: an excerpt from the Manchester Weekly Advertiser concerning Church reform and including a summary of accounts - both Churchwardens' and Chapter's, (14 Jun 1856); a pew-rent sheet for Pews in South Gallery and North West Gallery (7 May 1858); and a statement of pew rents due 29 Sep 1853.

Churchwardens of Manchester - General Ledger  Mancath/2/B/3/2  1858-1876

Former reference: FC 3/2

395ff

Contents:
with loose papers including: printed report on repairs by the Churchwardens to the subscribers with general statement of Receipts and Liabilities to 31 Dec 1860 (Feb 1861); Mr Ormerod's List - Contracts for Restorations and repairs upto May 1860.

Papers concerning the replacement of the Mediaeval Tower  Mancath/2/B/4  Sep 1857-Aug 1864

Former reference: FC 4/1-5

22ff

Contents:
Letter to the Churchwardens from George Gilbert Scott, Sep 1857, advising against the rebuilding of the tower; report of James P Holden, Architect, on state of tower, 22 Dec 1857; List of Subscribers to Tower Fund; Draft of Record for time capsule; proposed order of service for laying of foundation stone.

Letter of Advice concerning the Mediaeval Tower  Mancath/2/B/4/1  Sep 1857

Former reference: FC 4/1

8ff


Related information: FC 2, Report on present state of the interior of the Parish Church of the Cathedral.

Contents:
Letter from George Gilbert Scott addressed to the Churchwardens of Manchester Parish, deploring the very idea of taking down the original tower and reconstructing it on a new site. There is a small amount of comment on the interior of the church at the end of the letter, which refers to the proposals laid out by James P Holden in his earlier report (FC 2).

Report concerning the state of the Mediaeval Tower  Mancath/2/B/4/2  22 Dec 1857

Former reference: FC 4/2

2ff

Contents:
Report by James P Holden, Architect, addressed to the Churchwardens of Manchester Cathedral, describing the unsafe condition of the tower.

List of Subscriptions to the Cathedral Tower Fund  Mancath/2/B/4/3  [c1860]

Former reference: FC 4/3

9ff

Contents:
nd. Loose sheets, torn from an accounting book, recording names of donators and amounts of donations

Programme for laying Foundation Stone of Cathedral Tower  Mancath/2/B/4/4  [1864]

Former reference: FC 4/4

1f

Contents:
nd. Draft programme of service, with order of procession.

Draft of Record for inclusion in time capsule  Mancath/2/B/4/5  4 Aug 1864

Former reference: FC 4/5

2ff

Contents:
Draft of a historical record for inclusion in a time capsule, presumably to be placed in the foundations of the new tower, including a record of the names of Bishop, Dean and Canons, Archdeacons, Honorary Canons, Chancellor of the Diocese, Minor Canons, Clerk in Orders, Bishop's Chaplains, Registrar, Singing Men and Boys, Parish Clerks, Churchwardens, Other Members of the Provisional Committee for the erection of the tower, Comptroller, and Architect.

Inscriptions in the Trafford Vault, or St Nicholas's Chapel, on its being closed.  Mancath/2/B/5  Feb 1865

Former reference: FC 5

1f

Contents:
Description of the interior of the vault, with copies of the inscriptions on the tombs, handwritten on the back of some 'Overseers' Office' headed paper. The inscriptions date from between 1729 and 1852.

Minutes of Special Meetings of the Churchwardens of Manchester  Mancath/2/B/6  5 Jun 1866-7 Apr 1887

Former reference: FC 6/1-2

c200ff

Contents:
concerning the fabric of the building and especially the renovations of the nave and side chapels.

Minutes of Special Meetings of the Churchwardens of Manchester  Mancath/2/B/6/1  5 Jun 1866-30 Nov 1871

Former reference: FC 6/1

18ff

Contents:
Unsigned minutes, unbound, concerning the fabric of the building.

Minutes of Special Meetings of the Churchwardens of Manchester  Mancath/2/B/6/2  10 Jan 1872-7 Apr 1887

Former reference: FC 6/2

1 vol

Contents:
Leatherbound volume of minutes concerning fabric of the building with loose inserted correspondence as late as 1893, including list of Cathedral keys (May 1885).

Architect's report concerning alterations to Choir  Mancath/2/B/7  6 Mar 1868

Former reference: FC 7

2ff

Delicate - paper torn in two places.

Contents:
Report by James P Holden (Architect) addressed to the Churchwardens of Manchester Cathedral, concerning 1) the desirability of restoring the west end of the choir keeping the stalls in the present position; 2) the opening out of the Choir by removing the Dean's, Vice-Dean's and other stalls at the West end of the same.

Approximate cost of proposed restorations of Cathedral  Mancath/2/B/8  c1869

Former reference: FC 8

2ff

Contents:
nd - watermark 1869.

Letter to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners  Mancath/2/B/9  c1869

Former reference: FC 9

1f

Contents:
nd - watermark 1869. Petition of the Churchwardens for pecuniary assistance towards the completion of the restoration.

Records relating to the Great Restoration of the Cathedral and Parish Church 1882-1892 by J S Crowther.  Mancath/2/B/10  1881-1931

Former reference: FC 10/1-7

19 items

Contents:
Including Restoration Fund bank books and subscription books, Architect's Reports and Estimates of work required, quotations from contractors, Bishop's approvals of expenditure, newspaper clippings, service sheet for dedication of North Porch, description of Cathedral windows.

Records relating to the Restoration of the Choir  Mancath/2/B/10/1  1 Jan 1881-19 Sep 1892

Former reference: FC 10/1/1-3

33ff

Administrative history:
The fabric of the Choir was the responsibility of the Dean and Chapter.

Contents:
Choir Restoration Fund Bank Pass Book, reports by J S Crowther, Architect, with correspondence and quotations from William Southern and Sons, Builders and Contractors, approvals of expenditure from the Bishop, and a contract between the builders and the Dean and Chapter.

Choir Restoration Fund Bank Book  Mancath/2/B/10/1/1  1 Jan 1881-27 Jul 1892

Former reference: FC 10/1/1

13ff

Bishop's Approvals of expenditure  Mancath/2/B/10/1/2  5 May 1891-19 Sep 1892

Former reference: FC 10/1/2/1-10

18ff

Heavily folded.

Contents:
Reports by J S Crowther, Architect, with correspondence and quotations from William Southern and Sons, Builders and Contractors, approvals of expenditure from the Bishop, sometimes written on the the reports or quotations.

Contract for cleaning the walls of the Choir etc.  Mancath/2/B/10/1/3  14 Sep 1891

Former reference: FC 10/1/3

2ff

Contents:
Contract between William Southern and Sons, Builders and Contractors, and the Dean and Canons of Manchester, dated 11 Sep 1891, approved on the 14 Sep 1891.

The papers of J S Crowther, Architect  Mancath/2/B/10/2  c1880-1893

Former reference: FC 10/2/1-6

6 items

Contents:
Including architectural reports, estimates of works required and a published book.

Mr Crowther's report on the Fabric of the Parish Church  Mancath/2/B/10/2/1  6 Sep 1882

Former reference: FC 10/2/1

12ff

The first page of the Xerox is badly faded but remains mostly legible.

Contents:
Architectural report addressed to both the Churchwardens and the Dean and Canons, with envelope.

Estimate of Masons Work required in the Restoration and erection of the South Porch and West End of the Outer South Aisle.  Mancath/2/B/10/2/2  c1885

Former reference: FC 10/2/2

10ff

Contents:
nd. Description of work to be carried out in minute detail. There is space left for estimate of costs, but it is not filled in. The estimate is bound and addressed to T Lings Esq, the Comptroller.

Estimate of the Plumbers and Glaziers Work required in the Restoration and Erection of the South Porch.  Mancath/2/B/10/2/3  c1885

Former reference: FC 10/2/3

2ff

Contents:
nd. Giving minute detail of each job and parts required - no costings given.

Estimate of the Carpenters and Joiners Work required in the Restoration and erection of the South Porch and West end of the Outer South Aisle.  Mancath/2/B/10/2/4  c1885

Former reference: FC 10/2/4

4ff

Contents:
nd. Giving minute detail of each job and parts required, - no costings given.

Letter to the Dean from J S Crowther  Mancath/2/B/10/2/5  3 Apr 1891

Former reference: FC 10/2/5

2ff

Contents:
Concerning two earlier reports on the state of the Quire (dated 10 Dec 1885 and 18 Jan 1886), strongly urging vitally important repairs. Neither report was acted upon because of the death of Bishop Fraser and the interregnum before Bishop Moorhouse's arrival. Crowther urges the Chapter to consider the reports now, as he believes 'the limit of safety has been reached and may have been overpassed'. Crowther offers to lend the two earlier reports but requests their safe return.

Note concerning the return of Mr Crowther's report  Mancath/2/B/10/2/6  [Apr 1891]

Former reference: FC 10/2/6

1f

Contents:
nd - dated by reference to FC 10/2/5 Records that Mr Crowther's report dated 18 Jan 1886 had been handed back to him with a request to complete it up to date and to obtain an estimate. Initialled JDK.

Letter to the Dean from J S Crowther  Mancath/2/B/10/2/7  29 May 1891

Former reference: FC 10/2/7

2ff

Contents:
concerning the signing of the contract for the repairs to the Choir Roof by Messrs Southern & Sons, being bound to finish the work by 30 Nov 1891 under a penalty of £1 per day late. The contract now requires the signature of the Dean and Canons at Chapter, having been signed off by the Bishop.

Reproduction Ink Photo of a new window at the Cathedral by Crowther  Mancath/2/B/10/2/8  1 Apr 1893

Former reference: FC 10/2/8

1f

Contents:
From 'The Builder' magazine. Labelled: 'New Window, Manchester Cathedral by Messrs Percy Bacon & Bros - Mr J Crowther, Architect. Ink Photo Sprague & Co.' Depicts the Holy Ghost at the Baptism of Jesus by John, the coming of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost, and the stoning of a Saint.

An Architectural History of The Cathedral Church of Manchester  Mancath/2/B/10/2/9  1893

Former reference: FC 10/2/9

1 book

All pages are loose.

Contents:
An illustrated book published posthumously, edited by Frank Renaud, giving all Crowther's discoveries about the Cathedral.

Cathedral Restoration Fund Subscription Book  Mancath/2/B/10/3  Apr 1883-Jun 1888

Former reference: FC 10/3

1 vol


Related information: FC 10/2/1 Report of J S Crowther

Contents:
with loose sheets including: printed letter from the Dean and the Churchwardens concerning renewed appeal (20 Jan 1888); printed letter to the Lord Bishop of Carlisle concerning proposed Dean and Chapter Bill about the redistribution of money from the sale of the Dean and Canons' houses (24 Dec 1886); printed report of meeting concerning the restoration, aimed at subscribers, with abstract of architect's report (FC 10/2/1) and lists of subscribers with handwritten names and addresses on the rear (9 Apr 1883); Amount due on Cathedral Contracts 1 Jul 1885 and 5 Oct 1885. Only the first 11ff of the volume are written upon.

Cathedral Restoration Fund Accounting Book  Mancath/2/B/10/3a  7 Apr 1883-27 Jul 1884

Former reference: FC 10/3a

1 vol

Contents:
Recording payments into the account and the names of donors.

Description of Cathedral Windows  Mancath/2/B/10/4  c1884

Former reference: FC 10/4

1 small volume

Contents:
giving title of window, dedication, date, text, artist etc.

Newspaper clippings  Mancath/2/B/10/5  13 Feb 1888-12 Oct 1931

Former reference: FC 10/5/1-7

8ff

Contents:
mostly concerning the great restoration of 1882-92 by J S Crowther, with one article from the 20th century concerning the boards inside the tower space at the West End recording names of bishops, deans, mayors etc. The article from the 'Manchester Guardian', 24 Dec 1892, entitled 'Manchester Cathedral: Past and Present', gives a very full description of all the work carried out.

Service sheet for Dedication of New North Porch and Registry  Mancath/2/B/10/6  20 Sep 1889

Former reference: FC 10/6

2ff

Photographs of the carved figure of a king, unspoiled, on the mediaeval screen of the Lady Chapel  Mancath/2/B/10/7  c1900

Former reference: FC 10/7/1-2

2 photos

Contents:
nd. Two photographs of the same figure from different angles. The old windows of the Lady Chapel, no longer extant, can just be seen in the background, therefore the photgraphs must have been taken before the land mine of 1940. The photographs were found in a box with newspaper cuttings (FC 10/5) dating from 1888 to 1931.

Minute Book of meetings concerning the Diocesan Memorial to James Fraser, Second Bishop of Manchester  Mancath/2/B/10a  9 Nov 1885-11 Mar 1889

Former reference: FC 10a

1 vol

Contents:
Minutes of meetings of the clergy and laity of the Diocese of Manchester, and of various sub-committees, held at the Cathedral Library, Chapter House, or in 'The Concert Hall', to discuss the proposed memorial to the late James Fraser, second Bishop of Manchester. Includes inserted accounts, published reports of the Diocesan Board of Finance, correspondence, and a photolithographed sketch of the proposed chapel (p64).

Records relating to the Victoria Porch by Basil Champneys, Architect.  Mancath/2/B/11  18 Jun 1894-12 Feb 1896

Former reference: FC 11/1-4

9ff


Related information: See also FC 11a, which includes accounts for the Victoria Porch as it fell under the aegis of the 'Cathedral Improvement Fund'.

Contents:
Contracts for builders, architect's plans, and artist's impression.

(Draft or copy) Contract for building work between Messrs Robert Hill & Sons, of Strangeways, Manchester, and the Churchwardens of the Cathedral and Parish Church.  Mancath/2/B/11/1  18 Jun 1894

Former reference: FC 11/1

2ff

Contents:
with sixpence stamp, but unsigned, with pencil directions to insert signatures at the end.

Printed Conditions of Contract for Contractors building Victoria Porch  Mancath/2/B/11/2  1894

Former reference: FC 11/2

4ff

Contents:
nd - penalty if not completed before 22 Dec 1894. Printed conditions of contract, with relevant blanks filled in in ink.

Architect's Plan  Mancath/2/B/11/3  7 Feb 1896

Former reference: FC 11/3

1f

Contents:
featuring two different designs labelled 'A' and 'B' - showing first contract and second contract, the second including lavatories in the porch. Labelled: 'Manchester Cathedral W(est) E(nd), Referred to at Churchwardens' meeting 7 Feb 1896, ' and then a second date is written: 12 Feb 1896, with either an initial, or the word 'No'. Scale 1/8': 1'.

Artist's impression of completed porch.  Mancath/2/B/11/4  c1900

Former reference: FC 11/4/1-2

2ff

Fragile

Contents:
Two printed copies of artist's impression of Cathedral tower with completed Victoria Porch, or actual drawing of completed work. Labelled in bottom right corner: Basil Champneys Architect, 19 Buckingham Street, London, WC. FC 11/4/2 is marked in pencil.

Manchester Cathedral Improvement Fund  Mancath/2/B/11a  4 Jul 1894-30 Nov 1931

Former reference: FC 11a

1 file

Contents:
Papers relating to the Cathedral Improvement Fund, administered by the Dean for alterations in the Fabric of the Church. The series includes items of correspondence, rough workings, and accounts. There are also some printed items, such as published accounts statements and a printed proposal for a memorial to Dean Maclure. Some of the rough workings by the Comptroller, Mr Bazley, are made on the reverse of printed papers from other societies to which he belonged.

Manchester Cathedral Improvement Fund Receipts and Payments Book  Mancath/2/B/11a/1  4 Jul 1894-13 Dec 1930

Former reference: FC 11a/1

40ff

Contents:
Lists names of donors to the Fund and lists payments out under project headings, sometimes with a one-word summary of the work done.

Balance Sheet for Cathedral Church Yard Improvement  Mancath/2/B/11a/2  4 Jul 1894-Jan 1897

Former reference: FC 11a/2

1f

Contents:
Excerpt copied from FC 11a/1.

Balance Sheet for Improvements to Cathedral Yard and for the Victoria Porch  Mancath/2/B/11a/3  1894-1899

Former reference: FC 11a/3

1f

Contents:
Excerpt copied from FC 11a/1.

List of Contributors to the West Front (Victoria Porch) of the Cathedral  Mancath/2/B/11a/4  1897-1898

Former reference: FC 11a/4

6ff


Related information: See also FC 11: Records relating to the Victoria Porch.

Contents:
Small booklet listing names of contributors and amounts contributed with a running total.

Letter from Mr T.A. Bazley to the Dean, with accompanying rough lists of contributors to the Improvement Fund, and rough calculations.  Mancath/2/B/11a/5  21 Nov 1903

Former reference: FC 11a/5/1-10

10f

Contents:
The rough calculations are written on the reverse or side of various pieces of scrap paper, including an announcement for the 'Fifteenth Season of the Beethoven Society' (Bazley was the honorary secretary) and Subscription forms for the Ladies' Jubilee Charity School.

Receipt for Deposit  Mancath/2/B/11a/6  16 Feb 1904

Former reference: FC 11a/6

1f

Contents:
For £3, 5s, 4d deposited at William Deacon's Bank Limited, St Ann Street Manchester, to credit the Cathedral Improvement Fund. The amount was from the Offertory Box and from Mrs Plunkett.

Note of receipts and expenses for Royal Visit  Mancath/2/B/11a/7  Jul 1905

Former reference: FC 11a/7

1f

Receipt for Bank Deposit  Mancath/2/B/11a/8  29 Aug 1905

Former reference: FC 11a/8

1f

Contents:
For a credit of £8, 8s 5d to the Cathedral Improvement Fund at William Deacon's Bank Limited, St Ann Street Branch.

Notice of Proposed Memorial to the late Dean Maclure  Mancath/2/B/11a/9  Jul 1906

Former reference: FC 11a/9

1f

Contents:
Printed notice advertising the proposed memorial to the late Very Rev E.C.Maclure DD, to take the form of a large brass containing a full-length portrait of the Dean for an estimated £200. The notice invites subscriptions to the 'Maclure Memorial Fund'.

Letter to Mr Bazley from Dean Welldon  Mancath/2/B/11a/10  1 Mar 1912

Former reference: FC 11a/10

1f

Contents:
asking Mr Bazley to audit the Cathedral Improvement Fund Account, and explaining its uses.

Letter to Mr Bazley from Dean Welldon  Mancath/2/B/11a/11  5 Mar 1912

Former reference: FC 11a/11

1f

Contents:
accompanying the Cathedral Improvement Account, and asking Mr Bazley to bring it up to date.

Letter to Mr Bazley from Dean Welldon  Mancath/2/B/11a/12  1 Jun 1912

Former reference: FC 11a/12

2ff

Contents:
expressing regret that the bank pass book does not give full details of all the transactions, and giving as much information as possible regarding the transactions on the account from 22 Sep 1910-17 Feb 1912 connected with organ alterations and electric lighting.

Letter to Mr Bazley from Dean Welldon with enclosed bill  Mancath/2/B/11a/13  12 Oct 1912

Former reference: FC 11a/13/1-2

2ff

Contents:
approving Bazley's suggestion for the publishing of the accounts, and including a receipt for Rubber domes of Silence purchased for £26, 14s 4d, half of which cost the Chapter agreed to meet.

Printer's Proof of a statement of Receipts and Payments for the Manchester Cathedral Improvement Fund  Mancath/2/B/11a/14  10 Oct 1912

Former reference: FC 11a/14

1f

Contents:
Covering the period 20 Jun 1906-3 Sep 1912. With alterations marked on and dated 16 Oct 1912.

Published statement of Receipts and Payments for the Manchester Cathedral Improvement Fund  Mancath/2/B/11a/15  16 Oct 1912

Former reference: FC 11a/15

1f

Contents:
Covering the period 20 Jun 1906-3 Sep 1912.

Receipt for printing of statements  Mancath/2/B/11a/16  22 Oct 1912

Former reference: FC 11a/16

2f

Contents:
Receipt from Charles Sever, Printer for 6s 6d for printing 50 copies of the Statement of Receipts and Payments (FC 11a/15), paid on 28 Mar 1913.

Letter to Mr Bazley from Dean Welldon  Mancath/2/B/11a/17  11 Dec 1912

Former reference: FC 11a/17

1f

Contents:
explaining to whom two payments were made on the Improvement Fund Account, for choir stalls in the Nave, and for the new flag staff.

Letter to Mr Bazley from Dean Welldon  Mancath/2/B/11a/18  24 Dec 1912

Former reference: FC 11a/18

1f

Contents:
explaining two transactions on the Improvement Fund Account: the donation from Mrs Bellhouse for new choir stalls on the north side of the nave in memory of her late husband, and the payment to Mr Read for the stalls. The Dean also suggests the use of the Evening Service Fund while he is out of the country.

Receipt for Bank deposit  Mancath/2/B/11a/19  29 Jul 1913

Former reference: FC 11a/19

1f

Contents:
For £1, 11s 10d paid into the Cathedral Improvement Fund, from the afternoon collection (27 Jul 1913)

Note to Mr Bazley from Dean Welldon  Mancath/2/B/11a/20  [1914]

Former reference: FC 11a/20

1f

Contents:
nd - dated by reference to FC 11a/21. Refers to the return of some cheques and a payment made for the new Cathedral Clock.

Letter to Mr Bazley from Dean Welldon  Mancath/2/B/11a/21  3 Mar 1914

Former reference: FC 11a/21

1f

Contents:
regarding Mr Pamphilon's expenses incurred because of an accident when the new clock was put in the tower.

Letter to Mr Bazley from Dean Welldon  Mancath/2/B/11a/22  22 Jul 1914

Former reference: FC 11a/22

1f

Contents:
regarding a payment of £10 to Mr Pointer for his work on the windows of the Derby Chapel.

Letter to Mr Bazley from Dean Welldon  Mancath/2/B/11a/23  9 Sep 1916

Former reference: FC 11a/23

1f

Contents:
regarding a payment of £16, 12s 7d paid from the Improvement Fund for the Bishop's Throne in memory of Bishop Moorhouse, to make up a shortfall in the subscriptions to the throne.

Letter to Mr Bazley from Dean Welldon  Mancath/2/B/11a/24  28 May 1917

Former reference: FC 11a/24

1f

Contents:
asking about an amount of money paid back into the Improvement Fund from the Bishop Moorhouse Memorial Fund, after some late payments to the latter.

3 notes to Mr Bazley from the Precentor, Victor Dams  Mancath/2/B/11a/25  Mar 1924

Former reference: FC 11a/25/1-3

3ff

Contents:
regarding payments into the Cathedral Improvement Fund from Friday collections in the Cathedral and cheques for the Choristers Ordination Fund.

List of expenditure from the Improvement Fund 1900-1931  Mancath/2/B/11a/26  30 Nov 1931

Former reference: FC 11a/26

1f

Contents:
Extracted from the Improvement Fund account book, naming the project on which each amount was spent.

Note from W Orford  Mancath/2/B/12  3 Feb 1896

Former reference: FC 12

1f

Difficult hand to read.

Contents:
Note concerning receipt of papers from the Chapter Clerk.

Records relating to the Cathedral Library  Mancath/2/B/13  c1903

Former reference: FC 13/1-2

4ff

Contents:
A report by Charles W Sutton and the first page of a list of the books held.

Charles W Sutton's report on the Cathedral Library  Mancath/2/B/13/1  23 Jun 1903

Former reference: FC 13/1

3ff

Contents:
describing holdings and physical arrangement, with recommendations. With seemingly unconnected envelope used to file the report.

List of Books held in the Dean and Canons' Library  Mancath/2/B/13/2  c1903

Former reference: FC 13/2

1f

Contents:
nd - perhaps typed around the same time as Charles W Sutton's report (FC 13/1). First page only extant.

Correspondence concerning lighting, and fire insurance.  Mancath/2/B/14  6-11 Oct 1904

Former reference: FC 14/1-3

6ff

Contents:
Correspondence from Drake & Gorham, electrical engineers concerning the periodical inspection of lighting installations, and notification of new Fire Insurance policy from Ecclesiastical Insurance Office Ltd. With envelope.

Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund - List of Subscribers and Balance Sheet.  Mancath/2/B/15  1915

Former reference: FC 15

2ff


Related information: FC 10/4 Description of Stained Glass Windows.

Contents:
Showing Receipts for 14 Jul - 24 Dec 1914 and Payments for 2 Nov 1914 - 27 Jan 1915.

Correspondence concerning the provenance of the 17th century Scottish Beaker sacramental cups at Manchester Cathedral  Mancath/2/B/15a  30 Dec 1934-28 Jan 1935

Former reference: FC 15a

6 items

Contents:
between Susan Hicks Beach, Bishop Swayne, and the Dean.

Letter to Bishop Swayne from Susan Hicks Beach  Mancath/2/B/15a/1  30 Dec 1934

Former reference: FC 15a/1

3ff

Contents:
Concerning the Bishop's new book, 'Parson's Pleasure', and the section on the 17th century Sacramental cups at Manchester. Susan HB draws attention to 'The Scottish Staple at Veere' by John Davidson and Alexander Gray, 1909, which gives the history of the cups. She questions the provenance given by the Bishop. Addressed from 'The Dower House, Great Witcombe by Gloucester.

Letter from Bishop Swayne to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/15a/2  2 Jan 1935

Former reference: FC 15a/2

2ff

Contents:
referring to the letter from Susan Hicks Beach and requesting help in tracing the true facts about the provenance of the Scottish Beaker Cups. Some personal comments follow, about the Bishop's heart condition, and an amusing picture in the Times. Addressed from 69, Great King Street, Edinburgh.

Extract from Chapter Minutes  Mancath/2/B/15a/3  [1935]

Former reference: FC 15a/3

2ff

Contents:
nd - dated from accompanying material. Extract from 17 Jan 1893, concerning the presentment by Lord Egerton of Tatton of 4 silver Communion Cups from 1620 from the Scottish Congregations at Campvere in the Netherlands.

Extract from 'Parson's Pleasure' by Bishop Swayne  Mancath/2/B/15a/4  28 Jan 1935

Former reference: FC 15a/4

1f

Contents:
concerning the provenance of the Scotch Beaker Cups at Manchester Cathedral.

Rubbing of the bases of the four Communion Cups  Mancath/2/B/15a/5  [1935]

Former reference: FC 15a/5

1f

Contents:
nd- dated from surrounding papers. Shows engraving on the bases of the silver beakers from 1620.

Envelope  Mancath/2/B/15a/6  [1935]

Former reference: FC 15a/6

1f

Contents:
nd - dated from contents. Envelope containing all the correspondence about the Communion Cups, with further notes about their provenance written in ink on the front.

Papers of Mr Frank Barrow, Joiner  Mancath/2/B/15a1  28 Apr 1941-11 Sep 1957

Former reference: FC 15a1/1-6

6 items

Contents:
Including letters of commendation for Barrow's work (one from Dean Garfield Williams), a newspaper cutting about the Regiment Chapel Screen, and tickets for attendance at services related to the restoration work and installation of Dean Herbert Jones.

Correspondence concerning the custody of the Cup belonging to the 110th Field Regiment Company, Royal Artillery  Mancath/2/B/15aa  16 Apr 1944-10 Jul 1944

Former reference: FC 15aa

7ff

Contents:
including letters from Lt Colonel Alastair Grant,110th Field Regiment R.A., with copy reply from the Canon in Residence, and letter and copy reply from the Bishop of Middleton to Mr Orford.

Letter to the Dean from Lt Colonel Grant  Mancath/2/B/15aa/1  16 Apr 1944

Former reference: FC 15aa/1

1f

Contents:
in answer to the Dean's letter of 13 Apr (missing) emphasising the strong links between the 110th Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery and the Cathedral, and suggesting that the silver cup presented to the Regiment by the Lord Mayor of Manchester may reside in the Regimental Chapel when the Regiment goes overseas.

Copy letter to Lt Colonel Grant from the Canon in Residence  Mancath/2/B/15aa/2  25 Apr 1944

Former reference: FC 15aa/2

1f

Contents:
gladly accepting the suggestion for the Regimental silver cup to reside in the Regimental Chapel.

Letter to Canon Woolnough from Lt Colonel Grant  Mancath/2/B/15aa/3  19 May 1944

Former reference: FC 15aa/3

2ff

Contents:
informing him that the silver cup had been dispatched to the Town Clerk escorted by a Sergeant and a gunner, and requesting a small ceremony for the presentation of the cup to its resting place in the Regimental chapel. Grant apologises for the size of the escort, 'given the circumstances'. A note at the top of the letter states: 'Received Cup with due ceremony 23 May 1944'.

Letter to Mr Orford from the Bishop of Middleton  Mancath/2/B/15aa/4  8 Jul 1944

Former reference: FC 15aa/4

1f

Contents:
passing on the correspondence concerning the silver cup of the 110th Field Regiment R.A.

Copy letter to the Bishop of Middleton from Mr Orford Jnr  Mancath/2/B/15aa/5  10 Jul 1944

Former reference: FC 15aa/5

1f

Contents:
acknowledging receipt of the correspondence concerning the silver cup of the 110th Field Regiment R.A.

Annotated Envelope  Mancath/2/B/15aa/6  1944

Former reference: FC 15aa/6

1f

Contents:
used by Mr Orford (Chapter Clerk) to file the correspondence concerning the Silver Cup of the 110th Field Regiment RA. With former reference M[anchester]C[hapter]E[sates] F.8.

Papers relating to the re-building of the Organ in 1948  Mancath/2/B/15b  21 Feb 1948-11 Mar 1953

Former reference: FC 15b

1 File

Contents:
Including the full specification and estimates, contracts, and correspondence regarding disagreements over the price.

Specification and Estimate of an Organ for Manchester Cathedral  Mancath/2/B/15b/1  21 Feb 1948

Former reference: FC 15b/1

15ff

Contents:
addressed to the Dean and Canons of Manchester Cathedral from Harrison & Harrison Ltd of Durham. With full description of the four full manuals and stops, and proposals for how the work is to be carried out. Quoting £27,000 exclusive of Purchase Tax. Signed by C.T.L. Harrison.

Memorandum of Agreement  Mancath/2/B/15b/2  15 Mar 1948

Former reference: FC 15b/2

2ff

Contents:
between the Dean and Canons of Manchester and Harrison & Harrison Ltd. for the restoration and remodelling of the organ to the satisfaction of the Dean and Canons and Norman Cocker, Organist, according to the specification (FC 15b/1). Describes in what order the work is to be undertaken, and when the various sums of payment should be made. Signed by C.T.L. Harrison and by Dean Garfield Williams, and Peter Green, as Canon & Bursar.

Suggested revised order of work and terms of payment  Mancath/2/B/15b/3  2 Dec 1949

Former reference: FC 15b/3

1f

Contents:
from Harrison & Harrison Ltd.

Note to Mr Orford from Canon Woolnough  Mancath/2/B/15b/4  14 Oct 1949

Former reference: FC 15b/4

1f

Contents:
thanking Orford for the delivery of the contract for the Organ (FC 15b/1) and asking him to use the note as a receipt while the Chapter retained the item. Found inside envelope D 121, used as a receipt.

Invoice from Harrison & Harrison Ltd  Mancath/2/B/15b/5  23 Jun 1951

Former reference: FC 15b/5

1f

Contents:
For £2,850 for the instalment on account of contract for new organ.

Letter to the Dean from Mr R. Howe of Harrison & Harrison Ltd  Mancath/2/B/15b/6  26 Jun 1951

Former reference: FC 15b/6/1-4

4ff

Contents:
explaining the situation to the Dean and enclosing copies of correspondence with Joshua Bury & Stephenson (Chapter Solicitors) concerning an increase in the cost of the organ by £2850.

Copy letter from the Chapter Clerk to Messrs Harrison & Harrison  Mancath/2/B/15b/7  6 Jul 1951

Former reference: FC 15b/7

1f

Contents:
Requesting an account of the calculations involved with the increase in cost of the organ by £2850.

Letter from R .W. Howe to the Chapter Clerk  Mancath/2/B/15b/8  6 Jul 1951

Former reference: FC 15b/8

1f

Contents:
giving a break down of the calculation used to explain the increase in organ building costs.

Copy letter from the Chapter Clerk to Messrs Harrison & Harrison  Mancath/2/B/15b/9  12 Jul 1951

Former reference: FC 15b/9

1f

Contents:
enclosing a cheque for £2000 towards the extra costs incurred in building the organ, but warning that a full statement of calculations will be required in due course, and the payment does not equate to an admission that any sum is owing.

Letter from R W Howe to Mr Lewis Orford, with receipt for payment received.  Mancath/2/B/15b/10  13 Jul 1951

Former reference: FC 15b/10/1-2

2ff

Contents:
Thanking Orford for his prompt payment of £2000, issuing a formal receipt, and offering the hope of a satisfactory and amicable settlement.

Letter from Mr Howe to the Dean with enclosures  Mancath/2/B/15b/11  20 Sep 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/11/1-4

5ff

Contents:
Letter describing revised quotes (£7150 over budget) and proposed alterations to the plan, with copy of original revised agreement (1949), a revised estimate, and a rough sketch for the positioning of the pipes.

Letter to the Dean from Mr R.\Howe, Secretary of Harrison & Harrison Ltd.  Mancath/2/B/15b/11/1  20 Sep 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/11/1

2ff

Contents:
explaining the enclosures, expressing regret for the £7150 increase in costs, explaining the further increase in costs by £2250 in carrying out Hubert Worthington's plan for splitting the Screen Great Section, and therefore suggesting the alternative plan by Mr Wood for placing the Reeds in the Jesus Chapel.

Copy of Suggested Revised Order and Terms of Payment  Mancath/2/B/15b/11/2  Sep 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/11/2

1ff

Contents:
Copy of revision dated 2 Dec 1949.

Revised Estimate  Mancath/2/B/15b/11/3  20 Sep 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/11/3

1f

Drawing of revised lay-out of Screen Great Organ on Screen  Mancath/2/B/15b/11/4  Sep 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/11/4

1f

Contents:
Pencil and red colouring sketch on tracing paper, drawn approximately to a 1/2' scale by Mr Wood.

Copy letter to Harrison & Harrison from the Dean  Mancath/2/B/15b/12  23 Sep 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/12

1f

Contents:
Thanking Mr Howe for the amended schedule and agreeing to proceed on the chancel organ, but postponing a decision on the Nave Organ, and agreeing in principle to Mr Wood's suggestions for the layout of the pipes.

Letter to the Dean from Mr Howe of Harrison & Harrison  Mancath/2/B/15b/13  26 Sep 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/13

1f

Contents:
In reply to the Dean's letter of the 23 Sep informing him that the Swell and Great depts on the Chancel Organ would go ahead but would take some time, and asking for a decision on the Nave organ not to be left too long, leaving an indefinite break in the contract.

Copy letter from the Dean's secretary to Mr Howe  Mancath/2/B/15b/14  31 Oct 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/14

1f

Contents:
Informing him that the Dean would be on an RAF mission in Germany until 18 Nov, and seeking to arrange a meeting between Mr Harrison and the Dean on his return.

Letter to Miss Saxon, Dean's Secretary, from Mr R. Howe  Mancath/2/B/15b/15  1 Nov 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/15

1f

Contents:
Concerning the arrangement of a meeting between Mr Harrison and the Dean.

Copy letter from Miss Saxon to Mr Howe  Mancath/2/B/15b/16  2 Nov 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/16

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Contents:
Suggesting 3 Dec 1952 for a meeting between Mr Harrison and the Dean.

Letter to Miss Saxon from Mr Harrison  Mancath/2/B/15b/17  6 Nov 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/17

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Contents:
Confirming the date of 3 Dec for a meeting with the Dean.

Letter from Mr Harrison to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/15b/18  11 Dec 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/18

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Contents:
Following up their meeting on 3 Dec. The letter Concerns the cutting of project costs by £3850, by omitting the 'Screen Great' and duplication of all pistons for the time being, though warning that this may render the organ insufficient for large congregations, and that part of the mechanism is already in place.

Letter from Mr Howe to the Chapter Clerk, with enclosed bill and revised schedule.  Mancath/2/B/15b/19  11 Dec 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/19/1-3

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Letter from Mr Howe to the Chapter Clerk  Mancath/2/B/15b/19/1  11 Dec 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/19/1

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Contents:
Sending a statement of account to cover the work on the organ upto Christmas, explaining the enclosed new Schedule of work, and requesting early payment because of financial difficulties.

Invoice from Harrison & Harrison to the Cathedral  Mancath/2/B/15b/19/2  11 Dec 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/19/2

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Contents:
For a balance of £5700 due on account of the Organ works, including a 20% increase in costs to cover raised wages, materials, transport and extra cost due to delay.

Revised Schedule of Work and Estimates  Mancath/2/B/15b/19/3  12 Dec 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/19/3

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Contents:
including the features of the contract to be left in abeyance.

Letter from the Dean to Mr Harrison  Mancath/2/B/15b/20  13 Dec 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/20

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Contents:
Thanking Harrison for his letter and informing him that the contents would be placed before the next Chapter meeting in January.

Letter to the Dean from Mr Orford  Mancath/2/B/15b/21  17 Dec 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/21

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Contents:
Forwarding FC 15b/19, and querying the extra 20% contingency costs, though pointing out that the 1948 contract allowed for increases in costs.

Letter from the Dean to Mr Orford  Mancath/2/B/15b/22  19 Dec 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/22

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Contents:
Asking advice about how to deal with Harrison & Harrison in the matter of the 20% contingency costs.

Letter from Mr Orford to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/15b/23  24 Dec 1952

Former reference: FC 15b/23

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Contents:
Pointing out that Harrison & Harrison are not entitled to a flat rate of increase under the building contract, but must justify in full detail each increase, and referring to his letter from Jul 1951 (FC 15b/9) in which he had issued a payment of £2000, but stated that it did not equate to an agreement that any increase was due.

Letter to the Chapter Clerk from Mr Howe  Mancath/2/B/15b/24  11 Feb 1953

Former reference: FC 15b/24

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Contents:
In thanks for the letter of 4 Feb (missing) and promising a reply in a few days.

Letter from Mr Howe to the Chapter Clerk  Mancath/2/B/15b/25  11 Mar 1953

Former reference: FC 15b/25

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Contents:
Giving a full reply to the (missing) letter of 4 Feb. Accounting for the extra charge of £2950, by reference to increased wages, delays because of problems with death watch beetle and extra work necessitated by cleaning required after storage of parts and repairs to shrinkage caused by the new heating system at the Cathedral.

Envelope used by the Chapter Clerk to file the Organ contract  Mancath/2/B/15b/26  1948

Former reference: FC 15b/26

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Envelope used as part of Chapter Clerk's filing system  Mancath/2/B/15b/27  1949-1953

Former reference: FC 15b/27

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Contents:
For the organ building contract and subsequent correspondence.

Correspondence with Sir Hubert Worthington, Cathedral Architect.  Mancath/2/B/16  16 Oct 1949-1 Apr 1963

Former reference: FC 16/1-71

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Related information: FC 27 - newspaper article concerning reunion of craftsmen.

Contents:
Letters from and copy replies to Sir Hubert Worthington concerning the fabric of the Cathedral.

Letter from Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/1  16 Oct 1949

Former reference: FC 16/1/1-2

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Contents:
concerning list of required repairs to the Cathedral other than war damage, and material to help with fundraising, comprising a printed copy of a letter (27 Nov 1948) to the Editor of the Manchester Guardian entitled 'A Great Master Builder' concerning Mr James Brown, who died in his 87th year, having spent his last seven years restoring Manchester Cathedral after the bomb damage.

Extract from Article on Insect Infestation of Churches by A W McKenny Hughes  Mancath/2/B/16/2  4 Jun 1954

Former reference: FC 16/2

2ff

Contents:
read at a conference of the Historic Churches Preservation Trust.

Correspondence concerning the War Damage Commission  Mancath/2/B/16/3  30 Oct-5 Nov 1954

Former reference: FC 16/3/1-3

4ff

Contents:
Letter, with copy reply, from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean, including a copy letter from the War Damage Commission accepting liability for the cost of restoration of the Baptistry Roof, the South and North Porches and the roof pinnacles.

Letter from the Chapter Clerk to the Dean concerning glazing.  Mancath/2/B/16/4  4 Jan-12 Feb 1955

Former reference: FC 16/4/1-2

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Contents:
including copy letter (4 Jan 1955) from Thomas Worthington & Sons to Messrs William Fishwick & Son.

Receipt for donation of £2 to the Cathedral Reconstruction Appeal  Mancath/2/B/16/5  20 Jan 1955

Former reference: FC 16/5

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Correspondence from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean concerning the casts of the seals from the Charters done by the British Museum.  Mancath/2/B/16/6  18 Feb-9 Oct 1956

Former reference: FC 16/6/1-2

2ff

Contents:
comprising the first page of a short report for a chapter meeting (18 Feb) and a letter (9 Oct).

Description of Tapestries for the newly rebuilt Lady Chapel by Theo Moorman from drawings by Austin Wright  Mancath/2/B/16/7  Jun 1957

Former reference: FC 16/7/1-2

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Contents:
two copies, one dated 13 Jun 1957, which mentions that the tapestries are on display in Heal's Mansard Gallery, London 13-29 Jun 1957.

Copy of notes on engraving by David Peace of Goblet for presentation to the Archbishop of York, 11 Sep 1957.  Mancath/2/B/16/8  30 Aug 1957

Former reference: FC 16/8

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Architectural drawing by Sir Hubert Worthington of proposed candelabra for Lady Chapel in wrought iron and bronze.  Mancath/2/B/16/9  2 Sep 1957

Former reference: FC 16/9

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Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean concerning the production of information sheets for the Lady Chapel and the East Window, with copies of the two sheets.  Mancath/2/B/16/10  Sep 1957

Former reference: FC 16/10/1-3

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Contents:
Letter dated 6 Sep; information sheets nd, but produced after the the letter.

Printed list of 'The Team of Craftsmen and Artists' involved in the post war restoration.  Mancath/2/B/16/11  [c1958]

Former reference: FC 16/11

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Related information: FC 16/25 - letters discussing inscribing of artists' names.

Contents:
nd. work completed around 1957, discussions of inscriptions in the chapels recording the artists follow in 1958.

Postcard from 'Philip and Margaret' to the Very Rev H A Jones  Mancath/2/B/16/12  30 Oct 1957

Former reference: FC 16/12

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Contents:
depicting John Knox's House, Edinburgh, thanking the Dean for all his help and guidance.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean concerning the costs of the Cathedral Choir School and the death of Alec Hunter, a Weaver.  Mancath/2/B/16/13  14 Jan 1958

Former reference: FC 16/13

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Correspondence concerning issues raised in Chapter.  Mancath/2/B/16/14  27-28 Jan 1958

Former reference: FC 16/14/1-3

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Contents:
comprising letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean concerning: stone paving, draught excluders, baffles in the belfry, cupboard on the Pulpitum, Credence table, correction of rocking of chairs in Lady Chapel, Bishop's Chaplain's prie dieu, front of double seat by Bishop's throne; copy reply and copy letter from Dean to Chapter Clerk.

Copy letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean, with enclosures.  Mancath/2/B/16/15  27 Feb 1958

Former reference: FC 16/15/1-6

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Contents:
concerning memorial paving of North Transept, Ecclesiastical Art Exhibition at the Whitworth Gallery, offer from the John Shaw's Club, and other business for Chapter.

Copy letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/15/1  27 Feb 1958

Former reference: FC 16/15/1

2ff

Contents:
concerning memorial paving of North Transept, Ecclesiastical Art Exhibition at the Whitworth Gallery, offer from the John Shaw's Club, and other business for Chapter.

Copy letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to Messrs L Brown & Sons Ltd, Builders.  Mancath/2/B/16/15/2  27 Feb 1958

Former reference: FC 16/15/2

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Contents:
concerning memorial paving of North Transept.

Leaflet advertising Exhibition of Ecclesiastical Art at the Whitworth Gallery, 5-29 Mar 1958.  Mancath/2/B/16/15/3  Feb 1958

Former reference: FC 16/15/3

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Invitation to opening of Exhibition of Ecclesiastical Art at the Whitworth Gallery on 5 Mar 1958  Mancath/2/B/16/15/4  Feb 1958

Former reference: FC 16/15/4

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Letter to Sir Hubert Worthington from Mr F S Stancliffe  Mancath/2/B/16/15/5  14 Feb 1958

Former reference: FC 16/15/5

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Contents:
suggesting that the 'John Shaw's Club' would pay for the refixing of window tablets and the restoration of the inscription and the statue of Thomas Flemming.

Copy of Mr Stancilffe's article, 'That Statue' concerning Thomas Flemming.  Mancath/2/B/16/15/6  14 Feb 1958

Former reference: FC 16/15/6

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Contents:
Article originally written in February 1942.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/16  7 Mar 1958

Former reference: FC 16/16

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Contents:
concerning flooring by 'Browns', and the Vestal Frontal for the Jesus Chapel.

Note from Sir Charles Wheeler to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/17  7 Mar 1958

Former reference: FC 16/17

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Related information: FC 16/18

Contents:
concerning the 'Madonna and Child' sculpture.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/18  10 Mar 1958

Former reference: FC 16/18

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Related information: FC 16/11 - printed list of the Team of Craftsmen and Artists who worked on the Lady Chapel; FC 16/19

Contents:
concerning Sir Charle's Wheeler's 'Madonna and Child' sculpture, and Mr Stanley's 'rough' of the proposed inscription for the Lady Chapel describing the work therein.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/19  11 Mar 1958

Former reference: FC 16/19

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Related information: FC 16/18

Contents:
concerning Mr Stanley's 'rough' for the Lady Chapel, the Fraser Chapel and Mrs Obegi, with handwritten postscript concerning low visitor numbers at Ecclesiastical Exhibition.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean with copy reply  Mancath/2/B/16/20  7-9 May 1958

Former reference: FC 16/20/1-2

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Contents:
concerning a cheque for Mr Lees from the War Damage Commission, and the sudden death of Prof Manson.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/21  26 Jun 1958

Former reference: FC 16/21

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Contents:
concerning the dedication of a candlestick in memory of Sir Hubert's greatest friend from boyhood, and hero of the Great War - Lt Colonel Wilfrith Elstob, VC, DSO, MC, and all of the 16th Battalion. Sir Hubert fought alongside Elstob and was hit six times by machine gun bullets.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/22  18 Jul 1958

Former reference: FC 16/22

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Contents:
concerning work on North Transept and Choir School.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/23  3 Sep 1958

Former reference: FC 16/23

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Contents:
concerning the completion of the flooring in the North Transept anf the Choir School, and concerning trial lighting in the Regiment Chapel and a plan for lighting in the Victoria Porch and the tower.

Correspondence between Sir Hubert Worthington and the Dean concerning compensation from the War Damage Commission.  Mancath/2/B/16/24  18-29 Sep 1958

Former reference: FC 16/24/1-5

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Contents:
including copy letter from the Commissioners and a statement prepared by the Quantity Surveyors.

Correspondence between Sir Hubert Worthington and the Dean concerning scripts for the Lady Chapel, Fraser Chapel and Sailors' Chapel.  Mancath/2/B/16/25  3-6 Oct 1958

Former reference: FC 16/25/1-3

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Contents:
including copy letter to John T Stanley with instructions for roughs for the chapels.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/26  17 Oct 1958

Former reference: FC 16/26

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Contents:
concerning Sir Hubert's talk to the 'Lit. and Phil.' in the Cathedral on the 27 Oct.

Copy letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to Mr Lees of Joshua Bury Earle & Co  Mancath/2/B/16/27  24 Oct 1958

Former reference: FC 16/27

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Contents:
concerning the payment of the Quantity Surveyor's Fees by the War Damage Commission.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/28  26 Nov 1958

Former reference: FC 16/28

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Contents:
concerning quote for oil-fired boilers from Hadens, extra roof lighting for the Regiment Chapel, the creation of two sets of copes and stoles using the material from the Laudinian frontals, and the pointing of the North aisle.

Correspondence from Sir Hubert Worthington concerning conversion to oil heating.  Mancath/2/B/16/29  26 Nov 1958-17 Mar 1959

Former reference: FC 16/29/1-4

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Contents:
including quotation from G N Haden & Sons Ltd, Engineers, and a handwritten letter from Sir Hubert Worthington excusing himself from Chapter Meeting because of gout, but giving details of the oil conversion and the Regiment Chapel Lighting.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/30  30 Dec 1958

Former reference: FC 16/30

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Contents:
concerning: Pointing on the North Side; Electric lighting at West end; Conversion to oil heating; copes.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/31  3 Feb 1959

Former reference: FC 16/31

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Contents:
concerning the payment of Nuttall's for pointing the North parapet wall to the clerestory of the Nave.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/32  9 Jun 1959

Former reference: FC 16/32

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Contents:
concerning heating conversion to oil, and Furse, the electricians; payment for oak cupboards at West End.

Correspondence between Sir Hubert Worthington and the Dean concerning the heating conversion to oil and painting the outer North and South metal gates and South West notice board.  Mancath/2/B/16/33  26-30 Jun 1959

Former reference: FC 16/33/1-6

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Contents:
including copy letter to Messrs L Brown & Sons Ltd, Builders

Correspondence concerning Conversion to Oil powered heating, and the supplier of oil.  Mancath/2/B/16/34  29 Jun-7 Jul 1959

Former reference: FC 16/34/1-5

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Contents:
with note indicating the material should be viewed at the Chapter Meeting on the 30 Sep, written on the back of a Children's Carol Service Ticket (29 Dec 1958).

Correspondence between Sir Hubert Worthington and the Dean concerning handrail from bell ringers' platform to the top of the tower, Harrods account for badges, and 'ping pong bat' information carriers.  Mancath/2/B/16/35  6-9Jul 1959

Former reference: FC 16/35/1-3

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Sir Hubert Worthington's Report to the Dean for Chapter Meeting  Mancath/2/B/16/36  16 Jul 1959

Former reference: FC 16/36

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Contents:
concerning: Heating conversion to oil; electric water heaters; handrail from Bell ringers' platform to top of tower; painting of outer iron gates to North and South porches; Notice Board at SW corner of Church yard; Mr Durbin's High Altar ornaments; Bishop Warman memorial pavement.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/37  17 Sep 1959

Former reference: FC 16/37

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Contents:
concerning Mr Ramsey's inspection of the heating conversion to oil.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/38  28 Sep 1959

Former reference: FC 16/38

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Contents:
seeking permission for the annual re-union service for Sir Hubert's late Battalion, the 16th.

Sir Hubert Worthington's Report to the Dean for Chapter Meeting  Mancath/2/B/16/39  29 Sep 1959

Former reference: FC 16/39

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Contents:
concerning: Heating conversion to Oil; cleaning of stone floors; book of pictures; painting of external porch gates; notice boards; Handrail from bellringers' platform to roof.

Correspondence between Sir Hubert Worthington and the Dean concerning the gift of the placque commemorating William Rose to the Fire Brigade.  Mancath/2/B/16/40  9-30 Oct 1959

Former reference: FC 16/40/1-5

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Contents:
including: copy letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to Mr F S Stancliffe outlining the Cathedral's stance on individual placques and suggesting a donation to the Fire Service; letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean excusing himself from Chapter Meeting and mentioning the oil conversion work, notice boards and electric lighting.

Correspondence between Sir Hubert Worthington, the Dean, Mr Orford and Canon Woolnough  Mancath/2/B/16/41  30 Nov-9 Dec 1959

Former reference: FC 16/41/1-4

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Contents:
comprising: a letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean confirming items from Chapter Meeting concerning Picture books, notice boards, Lay Clerks' Room windows; electric lighting; electric rail for kitchen cloths, Mr Durbin's Altar Cross and Candlesticks; Sir Frederick West Memorial in Sailors' Chapel; reply from Dean; note to Mr Orford from the Dean; and note from Canon Woolnough recording delivery of sketch of proposed screen to Sailors' Chapel.

Correspondence concerning Mr Durbin's High Altar Ornaments  Mancath/2/B/16/42  18 Dec 1959

Former reference: FC 16/42/1-2

2ff

Contents:
comprising: letter to the Dean from Leslie Durbin thanking him for payment and giving instructions for cleaning the Cross and Candlesticks; notes on cleaning of High Altar Ornaments by Sir Hubert Worthington.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean concerning Proposed Memorial to Sir Frederick West  Mancath/2/B/16/43  22 Dec 1959

Former reference: FC 16/43/1-2

2ff

Contents:
with copy letter to Sir Hubert Worthington and price quotation for the screen to the Sailors Chapel from W Dowson of 'The Kirk Forge' Kirbymoorside, York (19 Dec 1959).

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean confirming items from Chapter Meeting  Mancath/2/B/16/44  25 Feb 1960

Former reference: FC 16/44

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Contents:
concerning: moveable Nave Altar; the Heating system; Electricity supply; lighting in the Choir.

Letters from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean concerning problems with the oil firing heating system  Mancath/2/B/16/45  21 Mar 1960

Former reference: FC 16/45/1-3

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Contents:
including copy report on the system by M J A Read of G N Haden & Sons Ltd (4 Mar 1960).

Correspondence between Sir Hubert Worthington and the Dean concerning payment for Haden's heating system, and the illness of Mr Stanley, the scribe.  Mancath/2/B/16/46  21-22 Apr 1960

Former reference: FC 16/46/1-2

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Letter from Mr B Williams of Woodley complaining about a dull service, with copy reply from the Dean.  Mancath/2/B/16/47  30 Jun-1 Jul 1960

Former reference: FC 16/47/1-2

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Report from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/48  2 Sep 1960

Former reference: FC 16/48

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Administrative history:
The Cathedral Museum / Exhibition Room is nowadays the Sacristy.

Contents:
concerning: Final Certificate for Oil Conversion; settlement of money owing on accounts; Patteson's cleaning; Cantrill's painting; Nave Altar Front; West Memorial; Darlington Chair Fronts; Copes; Bishop Warman Memorial; Cathedral Museum.

Correspondence between Sir Hubert Worthington and the Dean concerning post cards and Altar Cross and Candlesticks for the Fraser Chapel  Mancath/2/B/16/49  7-16 Nov 1960

Former reference: FC 16/49/1-3

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Second page of letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/50  [Dec 1960]

Former reference: FC 16/50

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Contents:
nd - discusses postcards mentioned in FC 16/49. Concerning photographs for postcards, electric lighting by Furse, Mr Stanley's inscriptions, Bishop Warman Memorial. First page of letter missing.

Correspondence between the Bishop of Manchester, the Dean, Sir Hubert Worthington and Edward D Mills & Partners concerning the sending of a block of stone from Manchester Cathedral to be incorporated in the new Cathedral Church of St Andrew, Mbale, Uganda.  Mancath/2/B/16/51  29 Dec 1960-5 May 1961

Former reference: FC 16/51/1-11

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Correspondence between the Dean of Manchester and the Dean of Honolulu, Hawaii,  Mancath/2/B/16/52  6-27 Feb 1961

Former reference: FC 16/52/1-2

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Contents:
concerning the donation of a stone from Manchester Cathedral to be incorporated in a new Shrine at St Andrew's Cathedral Honolulu.

Copy letter from the Dean to Sir Hubert Worthington  Mancath/2/B/16/53  27 Feb 1961

Former reference: FC 16/53

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Contents:
concerning the removal of the Nave Pews.

Correspondence between Sir Hubert Worthington, the Dean, and the Gordon Fraser Gallery Ltd, Bedford.  Mancath/2/B/16/54  18-20 Apr 1961

Former reference: FC 16/54/1-3

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Contents:
concerning the publication of post cards of the Cathedral.

Copy letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to Canon Price  Mancath/2/B/16/55  24 Apr 1961

Former reference: FC 16/55

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Contents:
concerning: the speeding up of the production of the Cathedral postcards; nave seating; the re-stuffing of a Chapter seat; desk lectern for Miss Longworth; the crafting of a silver mace; notice boards.

Cathedral Architect's Report for Chapter Meeting on Tuesday 23 May, 1961, with covering letter addressed to the Archdeacon  Mancath/2/B/16/56  19 May 1961

Former reference: FC 16/56/1-2

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Has been screwed into a paper ball at some point.

Contents:
Concerning: Bishop Lee mace; Cross and Candlesticks for Fraser Chapel; Notice Boards; Warman Memorial; cushion for Chapter seat; Friends' Meeting; Sir Henry Darlington Chair fronts; extra lighting in the Choir.

Correspondence between the Dean and Sir Hubert Worthington concerning the request from the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Washington, USA, for a photograph of Manchester Cathedral for their 'Corridor of Cathedrals'.  Mancath/2/B/16/57  29 May-26 Jun 1961

Former reference: FC 16/57/1-3

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Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/58  6 Sep 1961

Former reference: FC 16/58

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Contents:
concerning a special service for the donation of Chair fronts in memory of Sir Henry Darlington, and the inscription in the Donors' Book.

Notes addressed by Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean for a special Chapter Meeting on 29 Sept 1961  Mancath/2/B/16/59  22 Sep 1961

Former reference: FC 16/59

2ff

Contents:
concerning: safety hand rail at top of tower circular stair; framing of scribe's work; correction by Patteson's of mistakes in paving of North Aisle; fixing of guidon in Jesus Chapel and description of Colours for Mr Stanley to inscribe; memorial to John Bradford the Martyr; notice boards;delivery of Longworth Lectern.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/60  5 Oct 1961

Former reference: FC 16/60

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Contents:
concerning completion of and payment for various inscriptions carried out by Stanley, and proposed further work for him.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/61  5 Oct 1961

Former reference: FC 16/61

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Contents:
concerning disappointing post card sales with suggestion to put them out for sale on tables by North and South doors.

Letter from George Pace, Architect, to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/62  10 Oct 1961

Former reference: FC 16/62

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Contents:
thanking the Dean for agreeing to give St Mark's, Chadderton, a stone from the Cathedral to incorporate in the new church.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/63  27 Oct 1961

Former reference: FC 16/63

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Contents:
concerning: donation to the Allan Wicks presentation; the cleaning of Sir Charles Wheeler's 'Madonna and Child' by Mr Butchard; request for the discovery of the name of the sculptor of Hugh Birley in the South Choir Aisle; Colonel Darlington's presence at the unveiling of Sir Hubert Worthington's Memorial to the Missing at El Alamein.

Report for Chapter Meeting addressed to the Dean by Sir Hubert Worthington  Mancath/2/B/16/64  9 Nov 1961

Former reference: FC 16/64

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Contents:
concerning: the cleaning of Sir Charles Wheeler's 'Madonna and Child' and examination by Mr Butcher; electric lighting of choir and Lady Chapel; Commemoration of John Bradford; replacement of hanging on back of pulpitum; The book of the Regiment Chapel; Allan Wicks' pot for flowers by the pulpitum; Fraser Chapel Cross and Candlesticks; Notice Boards; Service for Dedication of Bishop Warman Memorial; memorial screen for Sailors' Chapel.

Rough suggestion for inscription of memorial for John Bradford  Mancath/2/B/16/65  [Nov 1961]

Former reference: FC 16/65

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Contents:
nd - referred to in FC 16/64.

Copy letter from the Dean to Mr Nicholas, the City Surveyor  Mancath/2/B/16/66  8 May 1962

Former reference: FC 16/66

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Contents:
expressing concern that the Cathedral has not been allowed to see a copy of the development plans for the area.

Letter from Bishop of Mbale on the Upper Nile to the Dean, with copy reply  Mancath/2/B/16/67  19-24 Jul 1962

Former reference: FC 16/67/1-2

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Related information: FC 16/51/1-11 - previous correspondence on stone for Mbale.

Contents:
thanking the Dean for the donation of a stone from the Cathedral for incorporation into the new Cathedral at Mbale.

Letter from The Cathedrals Advisory Committee to Sir Hubert Worthington  Mancath/2/B/16/68  7 Aug 1962

Former reference: FC 16/68

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Contents:
expressing extreme concern about the plans for very high buildings to be built around the Cathedral which would result in 'robbing the city of scenic value of its greatest architectural treasure'. Also deploring the plans for a proposed road diversion scheme which would bring a heavier load of traffic within close range of the Cathedral.

Correspondence between Sir Hubert Worthington and the Dean  Mancath/2/B/16/69  31 Aug-21 Sep 1962

Former reference: FC 16/69/1-4

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Related information: FC 20 - commentary on Carel Weight's Mural; MS 21/6/143 - correspondence on Chapter Minutes file.

Contents:
concerning the payment of Farbridge for work on the amplifying system as a result of dust from the destruction of the font; the completed notice board; Carel Weight's sketches; and the Dean's catarrh in the inner ear.

Report for Chapter Meeting by Sir Hubert Worthington  Mancath/2/B/16/70  12 Dec 1962

Former reference: FC 16/70

2ff

Contents:
concerning: Nave Altar; Book Table in South Porch (with space for postcards); three additional notice boards; accounts for payment for work in the Baptistry; deputation to the Town Hall concerning planned developments around Cathedral; inscriptions for Archdeacons and Suffragan Bishops.

Letter from Sir Hubert Worthington to the Dean with copy reply  Mancath/2/B/16/71  29 Mar-1 Apr 1963

Former reference: FC 16/71/1-2

2ff

Contents:
concerning talks with a Museum and hopes for the Dean's wife's recovery from surgery.

Appeal Brochure  Mancath/2/B/16a  Jun 1950

Former reference: FC 16a

10ff

Contents:
'An Appeal for Manchester Cathedral' to fund the repair of the war damage. Contains a foreword by the Bishop and the Dean (mentioning James Brown, the 80 year old craftsman who worked on the stalls until his death 7 years later), followed by a description of the war damage and the repairs ongoing and further needed, including photographs showing before and after the bomb, and showing the repair work in progress. p15 contains a list of the members of the Advisory Council for the Appeal, and the following page describes methods of subscription to the Appeal.

Reconstruction Fund £100,000 Appeal Poster  Mancath/2/B/16b  [c1950]

Former reference: FC 16b

1f

Contents:
nd - dated by reference to FC 16a, though this item may pre-date that appeal and may be what is referred to by the Dean in his foreword as during his time in Singapore. This would make the date c1945. Photograph of the ruined Regimental Chapel after the bomb damage in 1940, with Humphrey Chetham's statue in the foreground. The words 'Reconstruction Fund £100,000 Appeal' have been superimposed on the picture.

Appeal Brochure for the Restoration of the Chapel of the Manchester Regiment  Mancath/2/B/17  Sep 1950

Former reference: FC 17

6ff

Contents:
Printed pamphlet by the Manchester Regiment Chapel Committee, with photographs of the chapel before and after the bomb, inviting subscriptions to the restoration fund.

Manchester Cathedral Fabric Account Vouchers  Mancath/2/B/17a  Dec 1950-Oct 1953

Former reference: FC 17a

1 file

Contents:
File of paid invoices from contractors for maintenance and repair work.

Plans and instructions for East End Boiler House and replacement of Boiler Plant in West End Boiler House.  Mancath/2/B/18  25 Jul 1951-11 Dec 1952

Former reference: FC 18/1-3

5ff

Contents:
Two plans by G N Haden & Sons, Engineers and a set of instructions for use.

Layout of Boiler House over Chapter House in East End  Mancath/2/B/18/1  25 Jul 1951

Former reference: FC 18/1

1 plan


Related information: FC 18/3 - instructions

Contents:
Plan by G N Haden & Sons, Engineers. Scale 1/2' to 1'-0'.

Replacement of Boiler Plant in West End Boiler House  Mancath/2/B/18/2  19 May 1952

Former reference: FC 18/2

1 plan


Related information: FC 18/3 - instructions.

Contents:
Plan by G N Haden & Sons, Engineers. Scale: 1/2':1'.

East End Boiler House instructions  Mancath/2/B/18/3  11 Dec 1952

Former reference: FC 18/3

3ff


Related information: FC 18/1 - plan. FC 18/2 - plan.

Contents:
Instructions for both boilers to be seen in conjunction with their plans - FC 18/1-2.

Inventory of Furnishings, Fixtures, Fittings and Silver  Mancath/2/B/19  Nov 1959

Former reference: FC 19

24ff

Contents:
carried out by Capes, Dunn & Co, Auctioneers and Valuers, The Galleries, 7, Brazenose Street, Manchester 2.

The Teaching of Christ by Carel Weight  Mancath/2/B/20  [c1964]

Former reference: FC 20

2ff


Related information: MS 21/6/143 - correspondence on Chapter Minutes file; FC 16/69/1-4 - Hubert Worthington's correspondence.

Contents:
nd - shortly after the death of Sir Hubert Worthington in Aug/Sep 1963. A commentary on the mural by Carel Weight above the entrance to the Chapter House. The original title 'The Sermon on the Mount' is struck through in ink and written over the top is 'The Teaching of Christ'. The first sheet is labelled 'Canon Hetley Price' at the top. A paper circulated to Chapter (duplicated in MS 21/6/143).

Copy of notes on Tapestry of Ananias and Sapphira  Mancath/2/B/21  [c1950]

Former reference: FC 21

1f

Administrative history:
The tapestry was originally hung in the Consistory Court (Jesus Chapel) before being displayed in a frame before the High Altar. It was moved into the Chapter Passage in the mid twentieth century and finally sold by Sothebys in the 1980s (according to Geoffrey Robinson, Head Verger, on 10 Dec 2003).

Contents:
nd - Notes compiled for Archdeacon Burne, taken from Hibbert-Ware 'The Foundations of Manchester' concerning the tapestry, given to the Church in 1700, and its counterpart at Wigan Parish Church. Canon Wilfrid Durnford Elvis Burne was Archdeacon of Warrington 1949-53.

Correspondence concerning the appointment of a successor to Sir Hubert Worthington as Cathedral Architect.  Mancath/2/B/22  11 Sep 1963-15 Jan 1964

Former reference: FC 22/1-16

1 file

Correspondence between Canon Hetley Price and Miss Judith Scott, Secretary of the Cathedrals Advisory Committee  Mancath/2/B/22/1  11 Sep-4 Oct 1963

Former reference: FC 22/1/1-3

3ff

Contents:
concerning the death of Sir Hubert Worthington and advice on the qualities needed and suggested names for the appointment of a successor. The Advisory Committee highlights the need for someone skilled in town-planning, given the projected developments around the Cathedral, and recommends Sir William Holford.

Copy letter to Canon Preston from Raymond S. Wood-Jones, Chartered Architect  Mancath/2/B/22/2  12 Nov 1963

Former reference: FC 22/2

3ff

Conditions of access: Closed for 100 years under Data Protection Act.

Contents:
giving advice as to what sort of person the Cathedral should choose as its new Architect, and where to look. Wood-Jones gives advice from experience as a member of the panel selecting an architect for the proposed new University Church. He includes a shortlist of five names from the local region.

Correspondence between Canon Hetley Price and Miss Judith Scott, Secretary of the Cathedrals Advisory Committee  Mancath/2/B/22/3  20 Nov-10 Dec 1963

Former reference: FC 22/3/1-4

4ff

Conditions of access: Closed for 100 years under Data Protection Act.

Contents:
asking and receiving advice about whether Mr R B Wood-Jones would be suitable as Cathedral Architect.

Copy letter from Raymond B Wood-Jones to Canon Preston  Mancath/2/B/22/4  1 Dec 1963

Former reference: FC 22/4

2ff

Conditions of access: Closed for 100 years under Data Protection Act.

Contents:
giving the second stage of his report on the appointment of a cathedral architect. He adds five more names to the list given in FC 22/2.

Memorandum on the Appointment of a Cathedral Architect  Mancath/2/B/22/5  Dec 1963

Former reference: FC 22/5

1f

Contents:
giving the Chapter's ideas of what is needed and what is envisaged over a five year period.

Memorandum from Canon Ronald Preston  Mancath/2/B/22/6  3 Dec 1963

Former reference: FC 22/6

1f

Contents:
concerning Dr Wood-Jones reports on selecting an Architect.

Letter from Gordon Thorne, Chartered Architect, to Canon Price  Mancath/2/B/22/7  11 Dec 1963

Former reference: FC 22/7

2ff

Contents:
Accepting invitation to interview and giving references and list of relevant architectural works.

Memorandum from Canon Preston  Mancath/2/B/22/8  Dec 1963

Former reference: FC 22/8

2ff

Conditions of access: Closed for 100 years under the Data Protection Act.

Contents:
concerning meetings with Dr Wood-Jones and Harry Fairhurst and arrangements for interviews.

Copy letters to Gordon Thorne's Referees, Mr Revesy and Father Whittle, with replies.  Mancath/2/B/22/9  18-30 Dec 1963

Former reference: FC 22/9/1-4

4ff

Conditions of access: Closed for 100 years under the Data Protection Act

Contents:
asking for and receiving judgement on Thorne's suitability for the post of Cathedral Architect.

Copy letter to Mr Thearle  Mancath/2/B/22/10  20 Dec 1963

Former reference: FC 22/10

1f

Contents:
replying to his letter accepting invitation to interview.

Copy letters of rejection sent to Messrs Thorne, Fairhurst and Thearle  Mancath/2/B/22/11  30 Dec 1963

Former reference: FC 22/11/1-3

3ff

Copy letter to Dr Wood-Jones offering him the job of Cathedral Architect  Mancath/2/B/22/12  30 Dec 1963

Former reference: FC 22/12

1f

Contents:
including terms of appointment.

Letter of acceptance from Dr Wood-Jones to Archdeacon Selwyn Bean  Mancath/2/B/22/13  2 Jan 1964

Former reference: FC 22/13

1f

Letter to the Sub Dean from Thomas Worthington & Sons, Architects  Mancath/2/B/22/14  2 Jan 1964

Former reference: FC 22/14

1f

Contents:
in reply to a letter of 30 Dec 1963, undertaking to try to complete all jobs by end of January and to hurry John Stanley to complete two notices for the book table; also offering Dr Wood-Jones sight of drawings in their office.

Letter to Archdeacon from Harry Fairhurst  Mancath/2/B/22/15  3 Jan 1964

Former reference: FC 22/15

1f


Related information: FC 22/11/1

Contents:
in reply to letter of rejection (FC 22/11/1).

Memorandum for Mr Orford, Chapter Clerk  Mancath/2/B/22/16  15 Jan 1964

Former reference: FC 22/16

1f

Contents:
concerning Chapter's ratification of the appointment of Dr Wood Jones.

Minutes of the Fabric Committee  Mancath/2/B/23  18 Aug 1965-11 Sep 1991

Former reference: FC 23/1-

2 files

Conditions of access: 30 year rule applicable


Related information: MS 21/6-12, Chapter Minutes.

Contents:
Incomplete set of minutes, signed from 1987 onwards. There are gaps in the minutes between: 18 Aug 1965 and 27 Jun 1966; 2 Oct 1967 and 12 Jun 1974; 6 Dec 1989 and 19 Jun 1991. Some gaps may be filled by consulting the Chapter Minutes MS 21/6-12 as sometimes a copy of the Fabric Committee Minutes is held there.

Notice of first meeting of proposed Fabric Committee  Mancath/2/B/23/1  18 Aug 1965

Former reference: FC 23/1

1f

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/2  27 Jun 1966

Former reference: FC 23/2

2ff

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/3  22 Sep 1966

Former reference: FC 23/3

4ff

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/4  7 Nov 1966

Former reference: FC 23/4

3ff

Memorandum for March meeting  Mancath/2/B/23/5  3 Mar 1967

Former reference: FC 23/5

2ff

Contents:
Memorandum in place of the March meeting because of the ill health of Dr Wood-Jones, the Architect.

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/6  4 May 1967

Former reference: FC 23/6

4ff

Fabric Committee Minutes for Chapter Meeting on 11 Sep 1967  Mancath/2/B/23/7  6 Sep 1967

Former reference: FC 23/7

5ff

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/8  2 Oct 1967

Former reference: FC 23/8

4ff

List of members of Committee with addresses  Mancath/2/B/23/9  [c1974]

Former reference: FC 23/9

1f

Contents:
nd c1974 because it matches the attendees for this year and was present with the papers for 1974.

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/10  12 Jun 1974

Former reference: FC 23/10

1f

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/11  10 Dec 1974

Former reference: FC 23/11

3ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Contents:
with accounts authorised for payment 6 Sep-11 Nov 1974.

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/12  5 Mar 1975

Former reference: FC 23/12

2ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/13  10 Jun 1975

Former reference: FC 23/13

2ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/14  10 Dec 1975

Former reference: FC 23/14

6ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Contents:
with Schedule of certificates issued to contractors on 4 Dec 1975 and approximate allocation of Fabric Costs & Estimates for 1975.

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/15  4 Feb 1976

Former reference: FC 23/15

2ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/16  9 Jun 1976

Former reference: FC 23/16

3ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Contents:
with Schedule of payment certificatess issued to Contractors on 20 May 1976, and copy letter to Messrs Fairhurst from City Engineer concerning collapsible bollards at Cathedral Gates.

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/17  8 Sep 1976

Former reference: FC 23/17

2ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period.

Minutes with Agenda  Mancath/2/B/23/18  30 Nov 1976

Former reference: FC 23/18

2ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/19  3 Mar 1977

Former reference: FC 23/19

2ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Agenda  Mancath/2/B/23/20  1 jun 1977

Former reference: FC 23/20

1f

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Contents:
no minutes.

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/21  14 Sep 1977

Former reference: FC 23/21

2ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/22  5 Dec 1977

Former reference: FC 23/22

4ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Contents:
with Schedule of payment certificates issued on 26 Sep and 29 Nov 1977

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/23  9 Mar 1978

Former reference: FC 23/23

2ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes with agenda  Mancath/2/B/23/24  21 Jun 1978

Former reference: FC 23/24

4ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/25  27 Sep 1978

Former reference: FC 23/25

3ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/26  7 Dec 1978

Former reference: FC 23/26

3ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes with agenda  Mancath/2/B/23/27  7 Mar 1979

Former reference: FC 23/27

2ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes with agenda  Mancath/2/B/23/28  20 Jun 1979

Former reference: FC 23/28

5ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Contents:
with Schedule of payment certificates issued to contractors on 28 Mar 1979

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/29  12 Sep 1979

Former reference: FC 23/29

3ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Contents:
with Schedule of payments in respect of general maintenance and projects issued on 11 Sep 1979.

Draft Minutes with Agenda  Mancath/2/B/23/30  5 Dec 1979

Former reference: FC 23/30

10ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Contents:
with Schedules of payment certificates issued to contractors on 12 Oct, 19 Nov and 19 Dec 1979, as well as approximate allocation of Fabric Costs and estimates for 1980.

Minutes with agenda  Mancath/2/B/23/31  5 Mar 1980

Former reference: FC 23/31

3ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Agenda  Mancath/2/B/23/32  21 May 1980

Former reference: FC 23/32

3ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Contents:
with Schedule of Payment Certificates issued to contractors on 18 Mar 1980.

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/33  9 Sep 1987

Former reference: FC 23/33

2ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/34  3 Dec 1987

Former reference: FC 23/34

7ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/35  9 Mar 1988

Former reference: FC 23/35

4ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/36  1 Jun 1988

Former reference: FC 23/36

3ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/37  7 Sep 1988

Former reference: FC 23/37

4ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/38  7 Dec 1988

Former reference: FC 23/38

4ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/39  15 Mar 1989

Former reference: FC 23/39

4ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/40  14 Jun 1989

Former reference: FC 23/40

4ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/41  6 Sep 1989

Former reference: FC 23/41

14ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Contents:
with Annex 1: Mediaeval Brasses in Manchester Cathedral; Annex 2: Fire Precaution Position Paper; Annex 3: drawing of Bishop Prince Lee's Verge; Annex 4: report of work done on Cathedral Camps.

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/42  6 Dec 1989

Former reference: FC 23/42

2ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/43  19 Jun 1991

Former reference: FC 23/43

3ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Minutes  Mancath/2/B/23/44  11 Sep 1991

Former reference: FC 23/44

3ff

Conditions of access: Subject to 30 year closure period

Design for Illustrated Cathedral Guide for young visitors  Mancath/2/B/24  1966

Former reference: FC 24/1-3

5ff

Contents:
Letter to Archdeacon Price (11 Jul 1966) from Rodney Ashman with his hand drawn design for a Cathedral guide for young visitors, with a copy of the final printed version.

Blueprint of Manchester Cathedral External Layout, with copy  Mancath/2/B/25  Aug 1971

Former reference: FC 25/1-2

2 plans

Approx size: 102cm x 107cm.

Contents:
By Harry Fairhurst, Cathedral Architect. Scale: 1/8' = 1'.

Minutes of the Fabric Advisory Committee  Mancath/2/B/26  [n.d.]

Former reference: FC 26/1-

Copy Newspaper article concerning reuniting of craftsmen who worked on the post WWII restoration  Mancath/2/B/27  25 Oct 1984

Former reference: FC 27/1-2

2ff


Related information: FC 16 - Correspondence with Sir Hubert Worthington

Contents:
Copy article from W Express Advertiser, 25 Oct 1984, concerning the re-uniting of Ted Jones, foreman, Bob Bancroft and Roy Acton, joiners, and Lady Joan Worthington, wife of Sir Hubert the Architect, following the discovery of a message in a bottle hidden under the choir roof. With annotated black and white photograph of the four.

Report on the strategy for electrical & communication services in Manchester Cathedral for the period 1985-88  Mancath/2/B/28  [1984]

Former reference: FC 28

1 vol

Contents:
nd. Proposals for period 1985-88. Prepared by Ove Arup & Partners in conjunction with Professor J A M Bel and Mr Harry Farihurst, Cathedral Architect.

A Guide to the West End Windows designed and made by Antony Hollaway between the years 1972-1995  Mancath/2/B/29  Nov 1995-22 Jan 1998

Former reference: FC 29/1-4

30ff

Contents:
with correspondence inserted at the end of the booklet between Antony Hollaway and the Dean, and Hollaway and Canon Albert Radcliffe.

Photograph of brass rubbing of Sir John Byron, held at Victoria & Albert repository, with covering note to the Dean from Dorothy Bentley Smith  Mancath/2/B/30  1996

Former reference: FC 30/1-2

2ff

Contents:
Black and White photograph.

Fragment of the Fire Window from the Regiment Chapel, damaged by the IRA bomb on 15 Jun 1996.  Mancath/2/B/30a  15 Jun 1996

Former reference: FC 30a

1 fragment of glass

Architect's report on the principal damage to the fabric of the Cathedral following the IRA bomb blast in Corporation Street on Saturday 15 Jun 1996  Mancath/2/B/31  12 Jul 1996

Former reference: FC 31

4ff

Contents:
with covering note addressed to the Archivist from Maud.

Photographs of glaziers at work repairing damage to East window from IRA bomb.  Mancath/2/B/32  1996

Former reference: FC 32/1-8

8 photos

Contents:
taken by Derrick May, Senior Verger.

Manchester Cathedral Lighting Design Concept  Mancath/2/B/32a  Sep 1996

Former reference: FC 32a

20ff

Contents:
Design brochure with proposal for the external floodlighting and interior lighting of the Cathedral, by Jonathan Speirs & Associates, Well Court Hall, Dean Village, Edinburgh. Contains a series of artist's impressions of the proposed lighting, with captions describing the intended effects. Page 2 gives high level cost estimates for the work.

Copy newspaper cutting concerning 'buried angel' of carved oak, holding a chalice, found beneath choir stalls.  Mancath/2/B/33  4 Sep 1996

Former reference: FC 33

1f

Contents:
The copy is dated 1996, but the article itself is without a date, and may be from the 1940s, after the land mine.

Information and photographs detailing restoration after the land mine of 1940  Mancath/2/B/34  25 Sep 1996

Former reference: FC 34/1-12

15ff

Contents:
Notes compiled by the Archivist, Rose Gore, concerning the papers of Sir Hubert Worthington lost in a cellar flood. Includes list of craftsmen, firms and artists involved in the restoration; also a photocopy of an article entitled 'War Damage Repairs, Manchester Cathedral', reprinted from 'The Builder, 9 Jan 1948'; Photocopies of photographs of restoration in progress (source unknown); 4 reprinted black and white photographs of the bomb damage, one labelled: 'Original print backstamped 'Daily Herald, 2 Chester St, Oxford Rd, Manchester. Copyright photo Greaves. Dark Room 23 Dec 1940.'; 3 reprinted black and white photographs backstamped: 'Guardian Manchester Evening News Copyright photograph 10 Jul 1996', depicting bomb damage.

Photographs showing details of quire ceiling, organ loft and East Window  Mancath/2/B/35  1996-1997

Former reference: FC 35/1-42

42 photos

Contents:
taken by Senior Verger, Derrick May, from the top of the scaffolding erected for the repair of damage caused by the IRA bomb.

Photographs of details of the quire ceiling and East Window  Mancath/2/B/36  1997

Former reference: FC 36/1-35

35 photos

Contents:
taken by Senior Verger, Derrick May, during the Cathedral Camp. The photographs illustrate the results of applying 'Archdeacon's Mixture' to the wood.

Copy Letter from Michael Powell, Chetham's Librarian, to Canon Radcliffe concerning four communion beakers from Scots Kirk at Campvere.  Mancath/2/B/37  6 Oct 1998

Former reference: FC 37

8ff

Contents:
including photocopies of City News article from 1908 and T Stanley Ball's article on Church plate fom 'Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, n.s 16 (1902).

Newspaper article concerning Cathedral's role in regeneration following the IRA bomb of 1996.  Mancath/2/B/38  22 Oct 1999

Former reference: FC 38

1f

Contents:
from the Church Times. The article incorrectly dates the IRA bomb as having gone off in 1997.

Correspondence concerning two Alabaster figures from the first Bishop Fraser monument.  Mancath/2/B/39  14 Feb-23 Mar 2000

Former reference: FC 39/1-3

7ff

Contents:
Correspondence between Manchester City Art Gallery, Carl Lutes, the owner of the figures (purchased in 1988 at Sotheby's) and Canon Albert Radcliffe.

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