BARNOLDSWICK ~ Including Admergill with Brogden, Coates & Salterforth.  All formerly in the County of Yorkshire

INDEX TO BARNOLDSWICK CHURCHES, CHAPELS & BURIAL GROUNDS

Bookmark Establishment and Location
 Church of England
 BWK.CE.01 St.James, Church Street
 BWK.CE.02 St.Mary-le-Gill, Ghyll Lane, Coates
 BWK.CE.03 Holy Trinity, Skipton Road
 Roman Catholic
 BWK.RC.01 St.Joseph, Gisburn Road
 Nonconformist
 BWK.Bap.01 Bethesda / Baptist Church Centre, Walmsgate / Bridge Street / Manchester Road
 BWK.Bap.02 New Laithe, Rainhall Road / North Street
 BWK.Bap.03 Ebenezer / Salterforth Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, Salterforth
 BWK.BM.01 Benevolent Methodist / Independent Methodist, Townhead / Walmsgate
 BWK.CC.01 Majestic Christian Centre, Ellis Street
 BWK.Con.01 Congregationalist, Gisburn Road
 BWK.DB.01 Dissenters Burial Ground (Location not known)
 BWK.GM.01 Gospel Mission, Federation Street
 BWK.Ing.01 Inghamite Chapel, Earby Road, Salterforth (Moor View)
 BWK.JW.01 Kingdom Hall, Calf Hall Road
 BWK.Pre.01 Presbyterian Church, Kelbrook Road
 BWK.PM.01 Bethel, Newtown / Wellhouse Farm / Station Road
 BWK.Qua.01 Friends Meeting House, Earby Road, Salterforth (Moor View)
 BWK.SA.01 Salvation Army Hall, St.James Road
 BWK.Spi.01 Spiritualist ?
 BWK.WM.01 Methodist Chapel / St.Andrew, Jepp Hill / Rainhall Road / Mosley Street
 BWK.WM.02 Mission Chapel, Calf Hall Road
 All Denominations
 BWK.PC.01 Public Cemetery, Ghyll Lane, Coates
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For the history of Barnoldswick see -
 'Old Barlick' by W P Atkinson
 'A History of Barnoldswick' by John L Savage
 'A History of Barnoldswick' by J H Warner (1934)  
 'History of Salterforth' by K S Pollard (1977)
 'Our History of Salterforth' by Salterforth School (1983)

Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.CE.01
Map references :  OS SD 877467
Name :  St.James
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Church Street, Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1588-1939, M 1588-1964, B 1587-1919, Incorporated with Holy Trinity Registers (BWK.CE.03)
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  -
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1837 Church erected by Rev.Richard Milner.  Unfortunately he forgot to register the church for the solemnization of marriages.  This was not discovered for another 40 years so all the marriages which had taken place there over those 40 years were illegal and invalid. It gave rise to the saying that the people in Barnoldswick were all "living over the brush" and is still said today.  It was decided that all the marriages should be declared legal.
  1851 Religious Census = Consecrated 1842 as Chapel of Ease to Gill Church
  1911 Plot of land on Skipton Road to be used for a new church - the present St.James to be replaced by Holy Trinity (BWK.CE.03), but not until 1958
  1960 Church closed 20.March.1960, subsequently demolished and site rebuilt with shops & offices
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.CE.02
Map references :  OS SD 893480
Name :  St.Mary le Gill
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Ghyll Lane, Coates, Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire - Deanery of Craven)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1588-1939, M 1588-1964, B 1587-1919, incorporated with Holy Trinity Registers (BWK.CE.03)
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1587-1842, M 1587-1842, B 1587-1842, at Barnoldswick Library - ts with index
  C 1766-1843, M 1768-1837, B 1776-1855, at Colne Library
  C 1588-1776, 1813-1835, M 1588-1747, 1813-1835 on IGI for Yorkshire
Graveyard
  Well kept. Still in use with an area for the burial of ashes
Memorial Inscriptions
  Transcribed in 1982 - several hundred headstones
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Barnoldswick, Burnley, Colne & Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  The church was a "Peculiar " - ie. not under the jurisdiction of a bishop
  1107 The church was rebuilt but not on the original site. Parish included Coates Barnoldswick, Salterforth and Brogden-with-Admergill
  see  'An historical sketch on the antiquity of Barnoldswick and Gill church' by Richard Riley (1864)
  also  'The Parish Church of Barnoldswick, St.Mary-le-Gill, otherwise Gilkirke, otherwise Ghyll Kirk .. a short history' by J H Warner (1931)
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.CE.03
Map references :  OS SD 877468
Name :  Holy Trinity
Denomination :  Church of England, (Diocese of Bradford, West Yorkshire)
Address :  Skipton Road, Barnoldswick, Lancs. (Formerly in Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1588-1939, M 1588-1964, B 1587-1919      + MIs
  Incorporating St.Mary le Gill (BWK.CE.02) and St.James (BWK.CE.01)
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1958 Foundation stone laid for church to replace St.James (BWK.CE.01) which was a Chapel of Ease to St.Mary le Gill (BWK.CE.02)
  1960 Church consecrated
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.RC.01
Map references :  OS SD 876471
Name :  St.Joseph .. Catholic Diocese of Leeds
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
Corner of Gisburn Street and Gisburn Road
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1883 Hired room in Old Church School in Butts
  1897 Rented Disused Methodist Chapel at Top of Westgate
  1901 Bought the old Nation School - Top rooms made into a Chapel
  1907 St.Joseph's Church in temporary galvanised iron building
  1922 New church built on the site
  see   'A short history of St.Joseph's Church and school' (in Barnoldswick) by John Threlfall
  also  'Ye illustrated chronicles of Craven, Yorkshire .. the rise, success, fall and revival of its Catholicism ..' by Robert Smith (History of Catholicism in the Craven District of Yorkshire)
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.Bap.01
Map references :  a -
b - OS SD 877465
c - OS SD 877464
Name :  a - 'Old Chapel'
b - Bethesda
c - Baptist Church Centre
Denomination :  Baptist
Address :  a - Walmsgate?
b - Bridge Street, Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
c - Manchester Road, Barnoldswick
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1785-1837, M 1903-1974, B 1785-1834
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  Births 1785-1834,               B 1785-1837, at Barnoldswick, Colne & Nelson Libraries
  C 1779-1837, on IGI for Yorkshire
Graveyard
  'Old Baptist Burial Ground' at the bottom of the old main road to Colne' .. Gone
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Barnoldswick Library
Brief History
  1694 Six Baptist Families = Mitchells, Higgins, Edmondsons, Hargreaves, Barretts and Greenwoods met first in a barn and then in a cottage
  1696 Chapel built - thought to have been in Walmsgate
  1772 Old Baptist Chapel Burial Ground consecrated
  1791 New chapel built
  1797 Larger Chapel built (?)
  1851 Religious Census = Chapel built about 1791 .. "There was a chapel before the one we now occupy of which the earliest account is 1696"
  1852 New Bethesda Chapel opened (4th Chapel ?)
  1868 Closed due to financial troubles .. Split in congregation and some continued in the old chapel and other moved to a barn in Rainhill Road (BWK.Bap.02)
  1888 Chapel reopened as an Independent Baptist
  1891 First Wedding - see Nelson Leader Newspaper Index
  1971 Reunited with breakaway group
  1975 Bethesda demolished - congregation moved to Baptist Church Centre
  see 'Three hundred years of Baptist history in Barnoldswick, 1661-1961, souvenir booklet' by Alan Kippax
  see 'The history of the Baptist Church of Barnoldswick, 1500-1916, in the light of passing events of that period' by E Winnard
  also 'History of Bethesda Baptist Church, Barnoldswick, Yorks' by Evan R Lewis (1893)
  and 'Old Barlick' by W P Atkinson 
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.Bap.02
Map references :  -
Name :  a - New Laithe
b -
Denomination : Baptist
Address :  a - Rainhall Road, Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
b - North Street, off Manchester Road, Barnoldswick
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  -
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1868 Bethesda Chapel (BWK.Bap.01) closed due to financial troubles and there was a split in the congregation and some moved to a barn in Rainhall Road, opposite the junction with Bank Street, known as 'New Laithe' Now demolished
  1879 Chapel and Sunday School opened in North Street
  1971 Reunited with Bethesda
  1978 North Street Chapel demolished
  see 'A History of Barnoldswick' by John L Savage
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.Bap.03
Map references :  Chapel - OS SD 889455
Burial Ground - OS SD 892462
Name :  a - Chapel
b - Ebenezer
c - Salterforth Baptist Church
Denomination : Baptist
Address :  Chapel Hill, Salterforth, Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly in Yorks)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1753-1837,            B 1756-1837
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1753-1823, M 1824-1831, at Barnoldswick Library
  C 1753-1837, M 1756-1837, B 1756-1837, at Colne Library
  C 1753-1837,                      B 1756-1837, at Nelson Library
Graveyard
  On Cross Lane - about mile from the chapel - OS SD 892462
  Headstones appear to be from about 1900 onwards
  12 headstones from Quaker burial ground (1700-1800s) - some very worn
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1753 Founded
  1851 Religious Census = 50 seats
  1851 Ebenezer Baptist Chapel built - Plaque on chapel "Erected by Voluntary Contributions AD 1851" 
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.BM.01
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 87465
Name :  Chapel
Denomination :  Benevolent Methodist, now Independent Methodist "The Ship" per memorial plaque
Address :  a - Town Head, Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
b - Walmsgate, Barnoldswick
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1839 Started by a breakaway group from the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
  1840 Chapel built at Town Head
  1851 Religious Census = built in 1840
  1870 Chapel extended
  1892 Date stone on Chapel 
  1893 Chapel in Walmsgate opened = Independent Methodist
  1910 Date stone on Sunday School
  1911 Sunday School opened adjoining the chapel
  1999 Still there and appears to be still used as a chapel
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.CC.01
Map references :  OS SD 878467
Name :  Majestic Church
Denomination :  Christian Centre
Address :  Ellis Street, Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  Located in the building that was formerly the Majestic Ballroom  
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.Con.01
Map references :  OS SD 874473
Name :  Chapel
Denomination :  Congregational
Address :  Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  C 1917-1981, M 1924-1927
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1911 Temporary chapel off Gisburn Road
  1921 Chapel built nearby on Gisburn Road
  1981 ? Chapel closed
           Demolished .. There is now the Abbeyfield Home built on the site.  The foundation stones of 1921 form part of the gateposts
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.DB.01
Map references :   - 
Name :  Dissenters Burial Ground
Denomination :  Dissenters
Address :  Barnoldswick (formerly in Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
Burials 1785-1837
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
B 1785-1837, Colne & Nelson Libraries
Graveyard
  The location of this burial ground is unknown unless it is part of Gill Churchyard (BWK.CE.02)
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  - 
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.GM.01
Map references :  OS SD 875469
Name :  Gospel Mission
Denomination :  Free Gospel ?
Address :  Federation Street, Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly in Yorks) 
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  - 
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.Ing.01
Map references :  OS SD 890455
Name :  Chapel
Denomination :  Inghamite
Address :  Earby Road, Salterforth, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire) .. The entrance to the grounds is in Gateland, off Earby Road.  This section of Earby Road was formerly called Moor View
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Registers at PRO London
  Births & Baptisms 1753-1836,           Burials 1756-1837
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1753-1836, on the IGI for Yorkshire - SALTERFORTH, Inghamite
Graveyard
  12 headstones in front of the church and 25 headstones behind the church
  Includes that of Thomas Stanley Baxter, Pastor of the church for 61 years, who died 27.Jan.1995, aged 92
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Barnoldswick Library
Brief History
  1754 Founded - 1st church built
  1851 Religious Census = built in 1754, about 200 seats
  1932 Foundation stones dated: Church rebuilt .. Inscription over a door = Inghamite Church built 1754 rebuilt 1932
  see 'Celebration of the fellowship of the Inghamite churches .. Saturday, 11.Jun.1949 at Salterforth
  see 'Inghamite Chapel, Salterforth bi-centenary, 1754-1954, a short history'
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.JW.01
Map references :  OS SD 875465
Name :  Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses
Denomination :  Jehovahs Witnesses
Address :  Calf Hall Road, Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  - 
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.Pre.01
Map references :  OS SD 881463
Name :  The Presbyterian Church
Denomination :  Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland
Address :  Kelbrook Road, Barnoldswick .. adjacent to the petrol station
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1999 Building seems to be in use today
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.PM.01
Map references :   -
Name :  Bethel
Denomination :  Primitive Methodist
Address :  a - Newtown
b - Wellhouse Farm
c - Station Road, Barnoldswick (formerly in Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
Marriages 1913-1964
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1855 Started by a Mrs Lancaster who came to live in Barnoldswick & rented a room in the Engine Inn (Railway Hotel).  Later rented an upper room, then a lower room, at the Lower end of Newtown 
  1858 Mr.Wm.Bracewell gave a plot of land for church
  1859 Chapel in orchard of Wellhouse Farm 
  1878 Chapel became too small .. Land given in Station Road for new chapel
  1880 Building completed
  1910 New chapel built
  1964 Closed
  1966 Demolished .. Library built on the site
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.Qua.01
Map references :  OS SD 890455
Name :  Friends Meeting House
Denomination :  Quaker / Society of Friends
Address :  Earby Road, Salterforth, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire) .. The entrance gate off Earby Road, now a private house.  This section of Earby Road was formerly called Moor View
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  This is now a private garden belonging to the house that was the former chapel
  12 headstones, moved to the Baptist burial ground in 1989, are on both sides of the path at the top of the cemetery at OS SD 892462 .. some are quite worn
Memorial Inscriptions
  Dated about 1700 - 1800s
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Barnoldswick and Nelson Libraries
Brief History
  1704 Gill church register records a marriage at the Quaker Meeting House
  1707 Gill church register records a burial at the Quaker Sepulcar in Salterforth
  1851 Religious Census = built before 1800 .. The building is only used for Religious Worship by the Friends or Quakers about one in 12 months when the number of people in attendance is about 100
  1989 Closed
  Plaque on wall of Friends Cottage (a private house) = "Former Quaker Meeting House 1726-1989"
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.SA.01
Map references :  OS SD 877468
Name :  Salvation Army Hall
Denomination :  Salvation Army
Address :  St.James Road, Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1890 Anniversary .. see Nelson Library Newspaper Index
  1999 Hall on St.James Road in use
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.Spi.01
Map references :   -
Name :   -
Denomination :  Spiritualist
Address :  Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1911 At two locations in the town
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.WM.01
Map references :  a - OS SD 877466
b - OS SD 878467
c - OS SD 879466
Name :  a - Preaching House
b - Church
c - St.Andrew, Methodist Church
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist and Methodist
Address :  a - Jepp Hill, Barnoldswick, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
b - Rainhall Road, Barnoldswick, Lancs
c - Mosley Street, Barnoldswick
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  'Wesleyan Registers 1788-1837' .. includes Barnoldswick, at Colne Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1806 Meetings held
  1820 Methodist Chapel or Preaching House at top of Jepp Hill
  1851 Religious Census = Built in 1805
  1858 Enlarged
  1877 Chapel built in Rainhall Road
  1911 Large Sunday School built behind the "beautiful" church in Rainhall Road
  1960s Demolished
  1970s Became Methodist Church of St.Andrew on Mosley Street
  see  'A Pictorial Heritage' by Chris Davies
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.WM.02
Map references :   -
Name :  Mission Chapel
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Calf Hall Road, Barnoldswick, Lancs (former in Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
Marriages 1933-1963
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  'Wesleyan Registers 1788-1837' .. includes Barnoldswick, at Colne Library
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1911 A new mission chapel from Rainhall Road Wesleyan Methodist Church
     ?   Closed
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Town / Index no :  Barnoldswick - BWK.PC.01
Map references :  OS SD 894479
Name :  Public Cemetery
Denomination :   -
Address :  Ghyll Lane, Barnoldswick, Lancs (Formerly in Yorkshire) Close to Gill Church
Contact : 

Parks and Recreation Services, Fleet Street Depot, Fleet Street, Nelson  BB9 7YQ

Telephone :  01282 661593 / 661586 .. Fax:01282 661610 .. Email:cemeteries@pendle.gov.uk
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  Medium size - Still in use
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  - 
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