East Ardsley, St Michaels

a selection of headstones and monumental inscriptions & War Memorial


The lane leads to the vicarage. The boundary wall on the left was once the vicarage grounds, now it is a housing esate.

Various angles of the churchyard

The picture on the right shows the churchyard behind the church

The new section of the churchyard

The War Memorial for the village with names from both world wars

'At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them'

The headstone of Auty and a Commonwealth War Grave for the name Aveyard

Left : Bower & Annie Westmorland - Right :Broadhead

Left : A Commonwealth War Grave stone for Broadhead Right : A CWG headstone

Headstone dating back to 1773

Left : Headstone for George Newton. Right : CWG headstone for H Hick

Right : Headstone for Hartley of Cock Pit Houses and Lake family members

Left : Headstone of Joseph Walker. Right : Holman family tomb.

Left : James Dyson. Right : Jane Scutt

Tomb of John Johnson, late of Woolpack's Inn, Wakefield. Who departed this life, the 11th day of December 1802, after a lingering and painful illness which he bore with christian fortitude in the 36th year of his age. Also Mary Ann daughter of the above John Johnson who died May 16th 1827 aged 27 years. Also Elizabeth relict of the above John Johnson and mother of the aforesaid Mary Ann Johnson who died November 1st 1827 aged 65.

Left : John Spurr. Right : John Wild, section A 185

Left : John Wormald. Right : Joseph Walker

Above are the of the headstone in the churchyard that have preservation orders on them. The one on the right is to the Casson family.

On the left is a stone for the Middleton family and on the right is one of the few monuments.

Monument to the Ramsden family

Left : CWG headstone for Rook.

Schofield headstone, one of the many that have been laid down to the left of the front of the church.

Monument for Squire Ramsden and his family

Swallow family headstone and tombs

The rear of the churchyard give a view over fields to the mill of Thomas Ambler & Sons. Amblers were worsted spinners until a few years ago when Country Baskets took over the mill for their wholesale floristry business.

Left : CWG headstone for Thomnpson. Right : Headstone of William Bird

Left : Headstone of William Wood. Right : Williamson headstone

And finally, headstone for the Minnie Woollin Bedford and William Wormald.

The Monumental Inscriptions of East Ardsley, St Michaels was undertaken by Morley FHG and can be purchased from the group.

© Carol Sklinar 2004 (copyright)

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