St Peter's Church

Completed in 1794, St Peter & St Leonard's Church was designed & built by Horbury born architect John Carr at his own expense.

Town Hall

Built by Horbury stone mason Henry Fallas, the building was opened in 1903 as the new offices of Horbury Urban District Council.


Like the Town Hall, the library was built by Henry Fallas. It opened in 1906 & benefitted from a grant made by the Carnegie Foundation.

Canon Sharp

Canon John Sharp was the vicar of Horbury from 1834 -1899, nearly 65 years. He died  in 1903, aged 92.


John Carr

Born in Horbury in 1723, John Carr was the architect responsible for many important public buildings & country houses.

Welcome to our website. We have endeavoured to bring you a selection of the history of our town, including famous people, places, churches, industries and events. Periodically this site is updated with new material - we do not make any claims to have covered everything! 

If you have any stories or historic photos of Horbury you'd like to share with us, please get in touch or find us on Facebook at 'Horbury & Sitlington History Group' - just click the links at the bottom of the page.

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We are proud to work with Horbury Civic Society on projects such as the QR Code Trail. Click the blue QR Code plaque to find out more about the society, the trail and its other local projects.