Carr Lodge

Carr Lodge

This Grade II listed building was built between 1770 and 1775 for John Bayldon and was called originally Sunroyd House or possibly Little Thornes House, because the design is similar to Thornes House in Wakefield. In 1790, the house was conveyed to John Carr, lawyer,...
Canon John Sharp

Canon John Sharp

Canon John Sharp Rev Canon John Sharp was the eldest of two sons born to Rev Samuel Sharp and his wife Margaret (nee Alderson). Born on 26th October 1810, John was baptised at All Saints, Wakefield (Wakefield Cathedral) on 7th November. His father Samuel was the vicar...
Bridge End Cornmill

Bridge End Cornmill

Bridge End Cornmill Bridge End Cornmill was originally owned by Lord Bingley and dates from mid-17th century. It was leased to the Walshaw family who were established millers and was continuously occupied until the mid-19th century. It is one of two corn mills near in...
St Peter & St Leonard

St Peter & St Leonard

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...
Charles Hagenbach

Charles Hagenbach

Many will remember the Wakefield-based bakers Hagenbachs. But did you know that contrary to popular belief the founder Charles Hagenbach originated from Switzerland and that he lived in Horbury? One of the company’s many shops was located here. Charles August...
Charles Roberts

Charles Roberts

Charles Roberts was born in Leeds on the 16th November 1831, the eldest son of Thomas Roberts, a paper stainer and his wife Martha. Originally a joiner, he established the “Buffer and Wagon Works” at Ings Road, Wakefield in 1856 & moved to Horbury Junction in...