Entries in red indicate that a stone and MI are available to view on the plan as a photograph and text and were extant in the Churchyard in 2009.

Here is a small section of the spreadsheet plan showing one of the MIs selected.


The small red triangle at the top corner of a cell indicates that clicking on the cell will bring up a photograph, underlined entries reveal the MI as shown above when the mouse cursor is hovered over the cell.

If you register on this site, there will be another menu off this one - Churchyard Project Downloads - which contains downloadable files of the spreadsheet, photographs and other information about the project but to give you a taste of what is available, here is the Inscriptions in Spreadsheet file:-

New version 29/9/2017.  This is a complete revision and adds all Burial Register data available much of which is transcribed from photographs of the original records where the microfilms are unreadable due to ink fading.  The Sexton records ensure that even unbaptised people are included which are not in the burial registers.  The result is that this database contains several thousand records not available from other online sources.


This page gives an overview of the material available to registered users who can download the files from this site.

The focal point of the project is an Excel spreadsheet containing over 25,000 entries of burials in the Churchyard from the Sextons' records between the years 1674-1965. The spreadsheet also has a cross-referenced plan showing the locations of the plots together with photographs of the MI stones and their inscriptions (over 1,000 of each).

A download menu off this one on the left gives access to the spreadsheet and photo files.

Sample Data

you will see below a tiny section of the spreadsheet data containing only a fraction of the columns available.  As this comes from the Sextons' records, it contains much valuable background and cross-reference information, in particular, many causes of accidental death. 


#18 joanna Greig 2018-03-28 10:16
What an excellent site! I'm researching my family history and in 5 minutes, I've found relatives and additional information that I would never have otherwise unearthed (I don't live in Huddersfield). Thank you!
#17 Richard Horton 2018-01-19 08:46
Thanks Wayne, much appreciated.
#16 Wayne HILL 2018-01-19 06:36
What wonderful sets of data, thanks for sharing such valuable information online. Regards Wayne from Wollongong, Australia.
#15 Richard Horton 2017-04-29 10:19
Hi Amanda,

Yes, we are related. I have sent you an e-mail to the address provided.

Best wishes,
#14 amanda roeloffzen 2017-04-28 15:10
Hi my first time on here so hope I do not get anything wrong. After many moons searching for Ann Denton I found her parents William Denton and Grace Horton. Going a little further back we are linked Thomas Horton married to Pricilla. The Thomas Horton parents I have are Joseph Horton and Grace Broadbent. Are they the same as Your line ? regards Amanda you can contact me on eandaroel@gmail.com x
#13 mdbeaumont 2016-10-15 01:48
Regarding BEAUMONT Location OG AM,8
Henry, Hannah, their daughter Eleanor, etc...
Henry married Hannah Sheard, daughter of Matthew Sheard on 20 Sep 1829. Hannah was christened 10 June 1810 and buried 21 December 1866 at Kirkheaton St. John the Baptist.
#12 Richard Horton 2016-06-11 11:40
Hello Barbara,

Yes and a few further back still (see the list of MIs above). Indeed, the MI of John Hirst d. 1710 still exists but I am afraid there is no record of an existing MI of your Charles Hirst. Unfortunately the sexton burial records showing burial locations of this date and earlier have not survived. If later Hirsts burial plots still exist is is possible that they were near older relatives so long as they were buried in the Old Ground south of or close to the church.
Richard Horton
#11 Barbara Hirst 2016-06-11 04:18
My ggg-grandfather, Charles Hirst was buried at St. John the Baptist, Kirkheaton on Nov. 30, 1801. Are there any graves which date back to that period?

Thank you

Barbara Hirst
#10 Jayne Wade 2015-10-29 09:31
Hello Richard,
I am researching my family tree and have recently discovered that my great-great-great grandparents were also William and Martha Horton of Kirkheaton. I just wanted to say hello to you as a distant cousin!! This is a great site - thank you for all your efforts. Jayne Wade
#9 Richard Horton 2015-10-08 12:45
Have replied to Alan to say that the original data is available but not on the website. Anyone interested in this may e-mail me via mail@kirkheaton.info