Heptonstall Graveyard

Both churches – St Thomas the Apostle Church and St Thomas à Becket – share the same graveyard.

There are an estimated 100,000 burials in the old graveyard which lies between the 2 Churches.

Old Section

The following people, and/or members of their family, were buried in the Old Section

Thomas Ackroyd

Rodger Baldwin
Thomas Bolton
Thomas Brigg
Caleb Broadley
Edward Broadley

Rev James Charnock
Rev John Charnock
Rev Joseph Charnock
Samuel Chatburn
Jeremiah Cherry
Thomas Cherry
Jonathan Collinge
Champion Crabtree
James Crabtree
Thomas Crossley
William Crossley

Luke Dewhirst
William Dugdale

John Eastwood

William Farrar
Clara daughter of James Fielding

John Gill
Charles Greenwood
Alice wife of Greenwood Greenwood
Greenwood Greenwood
Mercy Greenwood
Grace wife of Paul Greenwood
Grace wife of William Greenwood

John Haigh
John Haigh
Bernard Hartley
David Hartley
David Hartley
David Hartley
Grace Hartley
William Hartley
Michael Heaton
Jonathan Horsfall
Luke Horsfall
Richard Horsfall
Richard Horsfall
William Horsfall
William Lister Horsfall

Roland Gomm Marshall
William Mitchell
William Mitchell

Susey wife of William Nutter

Rufus Pickles
Sylvia Plath

Elijah Redman
Simeon Redman

Christopher Shackleton
Roger Shaw
Thomas Spencer
Laurence Stansfeld
Thomas Stansfeld
Thomas Stansfeld
James Stansfield
John Stansfield
Jonathan Stansfield
Absalom Stott
John Stott
Abraham Sunderland
Abraham Crabtree Sunderland
Thomas Sutcliffe
Rev Tobit Sutcliffe
William Sutcliffe

Robert Arnold Thomas

John Uttley
Jonas Uttley

John Varley

Richard Wadsworth
Sarah wife of Richard Wadsworth
Zachariah Wadsworth
George Wheelhouse
George Wheelhouse
John Wheelhouse
Samuel Wheelhouse
William Wheelhouse
William Whitham

The Gibson family of Heptonstall


and others were buried inside the Church.

In 1911, Gamaliel Sutcliffe gave land for a new graveyard and the old graveyard was closed to new burials in 1915.

New Section

The following people, and/or members of their family, were buried in the New Section, also known as The Cemetery

Ben Ackroyd

Matthew Bairstow
Sam Barker
Caroline Berry
Emmaline Berry
James Thomas Berry
John Berry
Hinchliffe Booth
Simpson Bowes

Barker Thomas Clegg
John Crabtree
Henry Thomas Cunliffe

William Dearden
John Dugdale

Robert Shackleton Eastwood

Robert Feather
William Fielding

Harold Gibson
Joshua Gibson
Ellis Greenwood
Richard Greenwood
Squire Greenwood
Thomas Greenwood

Harry Heap
Henry Heap
Phoebe Heyhirst
Henry Heyhirst
John Heyhirst
John Heyhirst
Benjamin Hodgson
John Hodgson
Hartley Hollinrake
James Hollinrake
Jonas Hollinrake

Harry King

George Masters
Champion Murgatroyd
Champion Murgatroyd
Henry Murgatroyd
John Murgatroyd

John William Ogden
Reverdy Carriborne Otley
Abraham Robertshaw

Thomas Slater
Alfred Sunderland
Eileen, wife of Sir Harold Sutcliffe
John Thomas Sutcliffe
William Sutcliffe
William Sutcliffe
William Henry Sutcliffe
James Sutcliffe-Thomas
Benjamin Sykes
Wright Sykes

Henry Murgatroyd Thomas
John Thomas

Arthur Uttley
Betsy Uttley
Ingham Uttley
Mary Uttley

Richard Wadsworth
Alexander Wild 


Some of the monumental inscriptions in the graveyard are shown in the book entitled Burials at the Chapels of Heptonstall & Cross Stone and at Memorial Inscriptions from the gravestones at Heptonstall churchyard on the Hebden Bridge Local History Section websitehist

See Chantry House, Heptonstall

© Malcolm Bull 2020
Revised 16:06 /16th February 2020 / zz_69 / 19448

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