Barwick-in-Elmet Historical Society


Society founded in 1984. Our web site started in April 1998. Latest update 15th December 2017

The Barwick in Elmet Historical Society is devoted to the recording, research and publication of the history of this Yorkshire parish. 
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Barwicker No. 125 has now been published. The Barwicker is now published only three times a year.
The society's programme of winter meetings is now available. See meetings
In addition to this web site the society now has a Facebook page which you can join

The 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.

Change since the early 1960's


Since the 1960's the centre of Barwick has lost its farms and has been filled up with housing. Rectory Farm is in the foreground.


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 has started a series of meetings during which members record their views on changes which have taken place during their lifetime. The objective is to create a record of current views on how things have changed and are viewed today for people to read in 30 years time by which time today's events will have changed again. The first two sessions covered smoking and food. The sessions have been recorded and it is our intention to make them available on this web site. The first one on smoking is available now. Visit "Sounds & Pictures".

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INDEX
The Society
Today's news (Tomorrow's History)
The parish's history
CONTACT the society
Guest Book
The Parish
Meetings
Publications including The Barwicker
Documents
Research
Help us recover lost history
Family History
Local names
Sounds & Pictures
Maps and plans
Links
The Maypole
Resource Centre
The Church's history
Rectors
Barwick's Iron Age Hillfort
Podcast audiotour of the Hillfort
Video Guided Tour of the Hillfort

Pictures and Photos
Site Map