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.
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 Samuel Chatburn 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 Mercy Greenwood Grace wife of Paul 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 Sylvia Plath Simeon Redman Christopher Shackleton Roger Shaw Thomas Spencer Laurence Stansfeld Thomas Stansfeld Thomas Stansfeld James 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 Zachariah Wadsworth 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.
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
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