Church of St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury :: Shared Description

A grade I listed Anglican parish church in neo-classical style, built 1791-3 by local architect John Carr (1724-1807) "as a gift to his native town". It replaced an earlier Norman church on the same site. John Carr is buried in its crypt and the building is regarded as his finest work. There are memorials to him, and to his father Robert, in the church. A war memorial chapel was added in 1920.

There were originally six bells in the tower, but the tower was rebuilt in 1899 due to safety concerns and when the bells were re-hung, two more were added. They were replaced by a new ring of eight in 2019.

A more detailed description of the building can be found in the list entry (1135508), and a history of the parish on its website at LinkExternal link
by Stephen Craven

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SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - north door by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - triduum window by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - Craven memorial (1) by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - south side by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - Lady Chapel by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - pulpit by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - tower by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - war memorial window by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - Sharp memorial by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - Craven memorial (2) by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - bell frame by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - organ gallery by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - recast bells by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - sanctuary by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - east end by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - Robert & Rosa Carr memorial by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - font by Stephen Craven
SE2918 : St Peter & St Leonard, Horbury - bell wheels by Stephen Craven


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Created: Thu, 13 Jun 2019, Updated: Thu, 13 Jun 2019

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