Our Place

Our Place

Our Place The Civic Society has joined with Friends of Horbury’s Parks and the Horbury Village Partnership to deliver Our Place, a creative environmental project for Horbury in 2023 and 2024. Our Place has five interconnected elements: Art in the Park, Redbox Gallery,...
John Carr 300

John Carr 300

John Carr, the celebrated architect, was born in Horbury, in the year 1723. He was the eldest son of a master mason, and from his earliest years showed a decided taste for architecture. In 1748 he set up in business for himself, and soon established a reputation as...
Making the Call

Making the Call

This installation at Redbox celebrates work created by adults with learning difficulties and/or autism, and it highlights careers in Learning Disability Nursing. The screen shows films made by CoActive Arts, alongside information about careers in Learning Disability...
Redbox Gallery

Redbox Gallery

A new installation by Emily Binks is now on show at Redbox. Emily Binks. b.1992, Wakefield. Emily Binks is an Artist, creative practitioner and teacher based at the Art House, Wakefield since 2015. Binks works predominantly manifest as, but are not limited to,...
A machine to play a simple paradiddle

A machine to play a simple paradiddle

A machine to play a simple paradiddle Wood, snare drum, video performance  1’49” – Phil Illingworth 2022 Home This work has been personalised for Redbox through the introduction of a snare drum made by Highwood Drums of School Lane, Horbury;...
St. Peter’s & St. Leonard’s – the interior

St. Peter’s & St. Leonard’s – the interior

The church of St Peter & St Leonard Introduction Welcome to the Church of St Peter and St Leonard – Horbury’s parish church. Below you will find information about various details of the interior of the building, which you can look up as you walk round and explore...
Civilian gas decontamination chamber

Civilian gas decontamination chamber

Built in 1939, prior to the outbreak of World War II, this brick built cleansing station was granted Grade 2 listed status in 2019. Historic England described it as one of the best preserved purpose-built centres of its kind in the country. The unit would have been...
Willian Baines

Willian Baines

William Baines was born on the 26th March 1899 and baptised at Horbury Primitive Methodist Chapel on the 30th April that year. He was the son of George William and Mary Alice (nee Townsend). George Baines was organist at the Primitive Methodist Chapel and William...
John Carr

John Carr

John Carr was born in Horbury, the first child of nine, to Rose Lascelles and Robert Carr who during John’s childhood lived in a cottage at the end of Northfield Lane. His father was a mason-architect and owned two small quarries. John entered the family...
The Horsfield Family

The Horsfield Family

One of Horbury’s past industrial giants was Arthur Horsfield, who at one time owned the Iron Works at Horbury Junction. Arthur Horsfield was born on the 4th October 1854, to parents James Wood Horsfield and Jane Eliza (nee Whitehead). He was baptised at Dewsbury...