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
and others were buried inside the Church.
The graveyard was closed to new burials in 1915.
Later interments took place on land which was given to the Church in 1911.
The following people, and/or members of their family, were buried in the New Section, also known as The Cemetery
John William Ogden Reverdy Carriborne Otley 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
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 2017 /
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