1) The fabric of a church building.
Testators often made cash bequests for church repair or new projects, some of them under certain conditions: 1434 To the kyrkewerke xls, Ousefleet
1444 Also to the kirkwerk and for my beriall xls, Hull
1485 To the werk of the college kirk of Ripon x marcs
1531 Also I bequest to the kirkewarkes of Harwod vjs viijd and [if] thai make a rudloft within the space of iij yeres after my departing. ‘Church’ started to be preferred to ‘kirk’ from the late fifteenth century: 1483 I bequeath xs to be disposed ... to the chirch warkes of Sendale ... and amonges pore people, Hullen Edge.