Heptonstall churchyard

Saturday 29th March 2014, 3.05pm (day 947)

Heptonstall churchyard, 29/3/14

Heptonstall is the oldest part of Hebden Bridge, built several hundred feet above where the main town now stands. Its cemetery is home to the town’s most well-known deceased resident, Sylvia Plath. This part of the churchyard, located between the 19th century church seen here and its ruined, 15th century predecessor,  is a Gothic playground of tombs that is always good for a photo.

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3 thoughts on “Heptonstall churchyard

  1. Leanne Cole says:

    Why are all the markers lying down? I’ve never seen anything like it before, it is almost like the people are lying there.

    • Drew Whitworth says:

      The whole graveyard is not like this, the more modern ones stand up, but these are mostly 18th- and early 19th-century graves, perhaps that explains it.

      • Leanne Cole says:

        It is really interesting, thanks for explaining it. Looks like an amazing place, there is nothing like that here in Australia, we don’t really have churches with graves in the gardens, if that makes sense.

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