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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

Rodger Baldwin
Thomas Brigg

Rev James Charnock
Rev John Charnock
Rev Joseph Charnock
Champion Crabtree
James Crabtree
Thomas Crossley
William Crossley

Luke Dewhirst
William Dugdale

John Eastwood

William Farrar

Grace wife of Paul Greenwood
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
Thomas Spencer
Laurence Stansfeld
Thomas Stansfeld
Thomas Stansfeld
James Stansfield
Abraham Sunderland
Abraham Crabtree Sunderland
Thomas Sutcliffe
Rev Tobit Sutcliffe
William Sutcliffe

Robert Arnold Thomas

William Wheelhouse
William Whitham

The Gibson family of Heptonstall 


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.

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
Henry Thomas Cunliffe

William Dearden
John Dugdale

Robert Shackleton Eastwood

Robert Feather
Harold Gibson
Joshua Gibson
Richard Greenwood

Harry Heap
Henry Heap
Henry Heyhirst
John Heyhirst
John Heyhirst
Benjamin Hodgson
John Hodgson

Harry King

Champion Murgatroyd
Champion Murgatroyd
Henry Murgatroyd
John Murgatroyd
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

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