Barwick-in-Elmet Historical Society

Society founded in 1984. Our web site started in April 1998. Latest update 29th October 2023

The Barwick in Elmet Historical Society is devoted to the recording, research and publication of the history of this Yorkshire parish.

The Society's Journal, The Barwicker is usually published three times a year.
The society's programme of events have re-commenced. See the latest schedule.
In addition to this web site the society now has a Facebook page which you can join

The web site contains many articles and illustrations on a wide range of our history stretching from the Iron Age up to now. Over 250 of these are taken from our publication "The Barwicker".

Parish Burial records up to 2014 are on this site Our thanks to the work of churchwarden, Colin Bond, you are now able to access the parish burial records from 1813 into the current century.

BARWICK Parish Registers
Early entries are on-line. The parish registers before 1811 were published 100 years ago. A copy of the publication can now be seen and searched on-line.

This is believed to be the oldest photograph of the church viewed from the Cross. This photograph, which was provided by G F Jones,for the publication “The Old Kingdom of Elmet.” G.Fowler Jones restored the church and it re-opened in 1856. The photograph was taken before the restoration began. In front of the church is the Rector Canon Hope and his curate, which could be either R H Poole or Stafford Bushnell.

URGENT : JACKIE STEVENS - we got your email re photographs but are unable to contact you on the email address provided, please can you make contact again. Thanks.

Memorial Inscriptions

Read about our project to record all village memorials and access the data recorded so far


From time to time we are sent old photographs or paintings connected with the parish but the location or the people in the subject are not known. We would like your help –
Do you know Kathleen Cronk? We have some information for her but she has a new email address and we can't find her. See details in Photoquiz.

Take time to look at the items - you never know if you will identify the contents.

Recording life in the present and recent times.

The Society's collection of photographs and artwork is growing and one recent stereo photograph of the village centre has come our way, Visit "Stereo Pictures".


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Barwick's Iron Age Hillfort
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