Horbury

Horbury is a large village, west of Wakefield and south of Ossett. It is an attractive village that has retained its individuality.

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

Local attractions

Born in Horbury:

John Carr (1723-1807) - architect.

Stan Barstow (1928-) - novelist.

Useful and informative links

Horbury photographs from Geograph
Horbury Website
Wikipedia article on Horbury




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