Click here to link to the Commonwealth War Grave Commission's site for Honley Church Burial Ground.

Click here for a 66 page pdf document to download. It is the raw data taken from Glynn Burhouse's list of inscriptions listing in alphabetical order the surname, forename(s), date and sometimes brief notes.

 The following is taken from his home page on a site no longer available:

"When I started this Website a few years ago it was to help those living outside Yorkshire with their family history research, the pages contained an indexed list of Surnames of those buried in the cemetery.

Over the years it has been extended and now, in addition to the Memorial Inscriptions the pages contain the 1811 Census of Honley (few 1811 census copies exist for England), 1906 maps of the village (other older maps will be added later), the Garden of Rest memorials in the cemetery to those that were cremated, inscriptions that remain from the Chapels of Honley and the Burial Book.

The Burial Book was put on to microfische in 1999 and contains over 8000 names, as the remaining headstones in the cemetery only generate 3000 names the missing 5000 are contained in the Book. The years 1857 to 1935 have been transcribed and are now on this site.

The Future. First, the past. The reason for recording the inscriptions at Honley Cemetery was the possibility of its disappearance. The Church felt unable to maintain it due to its size and also the dangerous condition of certain areas, it is a large cemetery for a village (township) being almost 4 acres and contains a mortuary chapel (with pews) which is very rare.

The church would like the local municipal authority to have responsibility for its upkeep but the problem with this, is that when they get tired of the expense, after a period of 10 (?) years they can dispose of it and redevelop the land; so many of my ancestors are buried there that recording the inscriptions became the priority.

The cemetery is in a beautiful setting, the surrounding trees abound with Woodpeckers in the spring, an oasis in the industrial heartland of Yorkshire and worth a visit. (The Last of Summer Wine series was filmed in this area).

When the transcription of the Burial Book is complete, work will start on recording the inscriptions at St. George's Church Brockholes (a hamlet of Honley) and St. Paul's Church, Armitage Bridge.

The work of recording the inscriptions has been done by myself Glynn Burhouse, Rita Walker and Alan Broadbent (both of Honley). I was born in the village and my ancestors arrived there around 1740 (Weavers, Clothiers, Mill Owners and Bakers). "

Copyright of his website including all pages, and therefore the download on the St Mary's site is held by the author Glynn Burhouse. Attempts are being made to contact the author to discuss the hosting of his information on the Church website (June 2013).





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