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Welcome To The Official Website of Horbury Village


There are many good reasons to visit Horbury where the environment is welcoming and friendly and car parking is free.

Our high-class clothes, food, bookshops and cafés are situated in a town that has retained its individuality. We have a beautiful neo-classical parish church designed and paid for by the renowned Georgian architect John Carr (1723-1807) who was born in Horbury and is buried in the church.

In Church Street stands a 15th century Horbury Hall and in Tithe Barn Street there is an old lock-up or “kidcote” originally used as a prison. Pleasant walks take you along narrow streets and ginnels to the medieval Shepherd’s Arms, Carr Lodge Park Mansion and the Victorian House of Mercy. We also have a river and canal which support fishing and boating access to the north of England. The award winning National Mining Museum is also only a few minutes away.


We are also proud of the famous hymn, “Onward Christian Soldiers” written by Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) for the children as they marched to the church at Whitsuntide 1865. The contemporary novelist Stan Barstow was also born in Horbury and is known for his novel “A Kind of Loving.”

Horbury really is a town with a difference and many surprises. Why not come along and find out for yourself?

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