Stan Barstow, author of A Kind of Loving was born in Horbury. In his autobiography, he described Ossett and Horbury as the "border country" where the north-west of the coalfield merges with the south-east of the wool towns.
Horbury has a beautiful neo-classical parish church, St Peter and St Leonard, designed and paid for by the renowned Georgian architect John Carr (1723-1807) who was born in Horbury and is buried in the church.OS grid reference SE 295 185
Born in Horbury:
John Carr (1723-1807) - architect.
Stan Barstow (1928-) - novelist.
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