EARBY  ~ Formerly in the parish of Thornton-in-Craven, Yorkshire

INDEX TO EARBY CHURCHES, CHAPELS & BURIAL GROUNDS

Bookmark Establishment and Location
 Church of England
 EAR.CE.01 All Saints, Skipton Road
 Roman Catholic
 EAR.RC.01 St.Patrick, Salterforth Road
 Nonconformist
 EAR.Bap.01 Chapel / Mount Zion, Chapel Square / Water Street
 EAR.M.01 St.Peter, Methodist Church, Riley Street
 EAR.SA.01 Salvation Army
 EAR.Spi.01 Spiritualist Church, off New Road
 EAR.UM.01 United Methodist Free Church, George Street
 EAR.WM.01 Stoops Mile(?) / Riley Street Chapel, Stoney Bank Road / Riley Street
 All Denominations
 EAR.PC.01 'Wheatlands' Cemetery, Cemetery Road
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For some history and old photographs of Earby see -
  "Earby in Times Past" by D Cairns (1986) ISBN 0 86157 2130

Town / Index no :  Earby - EAR.CE.01
Map references :  OS SD 905470
Name :  All Saints .. Diocese of Bradford
Denomination :  Church of England
Address :  Skipton Road, Earby, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  "For original register enquire at church"
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
   see the vicar
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1888 "Tin" Church opened
  1909 Church built to replace previous building
  note Earby was previously in the parish of Thornton-in-Craven (THO.CE.01)
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Town / Index no :  Earby - EAR.RC.01
Map references :  OS SD 902463
Name :  St.Patrick .. Parish of Broughton, Skipton - Catholic Diocese of Leeds
Denomination :  Roman Catholic
Address :  Salterforth Road, Earby, 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
  1925 Mission at Weaver's Institute established by Father Marchall, former chaplain of Broughton Hall
  1928 Foundation Stone
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Town / Index no :  Earby - EAR.Bap.01
Map references :  OS SD 908466
Name :  Mount Zion
Denomination :  Baptist (Particular)
Address :  a - Chapel Square. Earby, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
b - Water Street, Earby (up the steps from church notice board)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
M 1920-1946, B 1887-1960 (Wheatlands)
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1802-1837 on IGI for Yorkshire ..  also see at Chapel
Graveyard
  a - Chapel Square - stones moved to Mount Zion - (now demolished) Stones?
  b - 'Wheatlands' became the public cemetery, now in care of Pendle Council (EAR.PC.01)
Memorial Inscriptions
 - 
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  Colne Library .. surveyed 2007
Brief History
  1819 Founded - Particular Baptist .. on Gravel Pit Road [Red Lion Street]
  1821 The first chapel built with a burial ground in Chapel Square
  1851 Religious Census = Baptist Chapel Earby, parish of Thornton-in-Craven
  1860 New Chapel foundation stone laid
  1861 Mount Zion opened
  1867 First marriage
  1873 Headstones moved from the old chapel to Mount Zion
          Wm.Wilkinson also gave permission to remove the remains of his father
  1886 Need for a new burial ground .. the old one was sold with the chapel and the nearest burial ground was now at Thornton Church
  1887 New burial ground opened and eventually called 'Wheatlands'
  1975 The last service in Mount Zion Chapel - Congregation moved to Church Hall
  see 'A history of the Earby Baptists' by J A Walker
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Town / Index no :  Earby - EAR.M.01
Map references :  OS SD 909467
Name :  St.Peter, Methodist Church
Denomination :  Methodist
Address :  Riley Street, Earby, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  B 1949- . . . , M 1980- . . . , at the Church
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  Church of St.Peter is based on Riley Street Wesleyan Methodist Church
  1961 ? Combination of Kelbrook (KEL.UM.01), George Street (EAR.UM.01) and Riley Street Methodists (EAR.WM.01)
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Town / Index no :  Earby - EAR.SA.01
Map references :   -
Name :  Salvation Army
Denomination :  Salvation Army
Address :   -
 
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
  Had premises on site of current telephone exchange
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Town / Index no :  Earby - EAR.Spi.01
Map references :   -
Name :  Spiritualist Church
Denomination :  Spiritualist
Address :  Off New Road, behind Green End 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
  1963 Marked on map as place of worship
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Town / Index no :  Earby - EAR.UM.01
Map references :  OS SD 906465
Name :  United Methodist Free Chapel
Denomination :  United Methodist
Address :  George Street, Earby, Lancs (formerly Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  C 1943-1969, Circuit Archives
  C 1903-1904
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1898 First services at Good Templars Hall, Cemetery Road, Earby
          Moved to Albion Hall
  1903 George Street Church built
  1969 Church closed Amalgamated with (EAR.WM.01) to form Church of St.Peter (EAR.M.01)
  1988 ? Building gutted by fire then demolished .. Housing built on the site
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Town / Index no :  Earby - EAR.WM.01
Map references :  a - 
b - OS SD 909467
Name :  a - Stoops Mile, Stoney Bank Road
b - Riley Street,
c - Became Church of St.Peter, Methodist (EAR.M.01)
Denomination :  Wesleyan Methodist
Address :  Riley Street, Earby, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
 
Parish Registers at Lancashire Archives, listed in LANCAT online catalogue
  none
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
M 1920-1979 (including St.Peter's)
  see Methodist Church, West Craven section of Pendle Circuit - Archives
  C 1949- . . . , M Register I, St.Peter's 1980- . . . , at the church
                          Register II, St.Peter's 1980- . . . , at the church
Graveyard
  none
Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
  -
Brief History
  1821 First chapel built on Stoney Bank Road
  1840 Chapel altered
  1851 Religious Census = Stoops Mile (?) Chapel, Earby, parish of Thornton, W M built 1821
  1861 Foundations laid for new chapel on Riley Street
  1957 Building closed - Congregation moved to School premises
  1970 Amalgamated with George Street (EAR.UM.01) to become Church of St.Peter (EAR.M.01)
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Town / Index no :  Earby - EAR.PC.01
Map references :  OS SD 910470
Name :  Public Cemetery .. formerly 'Wheatlands' Baptist Burial Ground
Denomination :   -
Address :  Cemetery Road, Earby, Lancs (formerly in Yorkshire)
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
Burials 1887-1960 (2,663 entries)
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
  -
Graveyard
  Currently in use
Memorial Inscriptions
  Surveyed 2007 
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
 Colne & Earby Library
Brief History
  1887 Built by Earby Baptists but open to non Baptist burials
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LFHHS Pendle & Burnley Branch 2002