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The old parish church of St Thomas a Beckett at Heptonstall. was founded in the 13th century although much of the ruin that still stands dates from the 15th century. The new church dedicated to St Thomas the Apostle was built in 1854, after a fierce…

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Opened in 1854 the 'new' church was dedicated to St Thomas the Apostle. This photo shows it before the church was re-ordered. Work had begun on re-ordering the church in 1960 and was completed in 1964.

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The old medieval church was badly damaged by a gale in 1847 but rather than repairing it a decision was taken to build a new church in the same churchyard. Dedicated to St Thomas the Apostle this was completed in 1854 at a cost of

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The old medieval church was badly damaged by a gale in 1847 but rather than repairing it a decision was taken to build a new church adjacent to it. Dedicated to St Thomas the Apostle this opened in 1854. This photo was taken before the re-ordering of…

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In 1909 the old church was repaired from July to October, after £600 was raised by subscription.

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Heptonstall, churches and village. Towards the left of the picture is the church hall.

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It was decided to open a subscription list for a new church following extensive storm damage to the old church in 1847. The foundation stone for the new church was laid on 15th May, 1850; the completed church being consecrated on 26th October, 1854,…

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On 5th April, 1875, the southwest pinnacle of the church was struck by lightening, and fell, causing considerable damage to the roof and nearby tombstones. The damage was repaired at a cost of £200, which was raised by public subscription. The pieces…

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St Thomas the Apostle seen through an arch of St Thomas a Becket.

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In 1626 Charles Greenwood, Rector of Thornhill Church, purchased the sub-manor of Heptonstall from Sir Arthur Ingram for £500. He founded Heptonstall Grammar School in 1642 to be maintained by rents from property in Colden (still known as School…

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The new church at Heptonstall from Weavers Square, in the snow
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