Kirkburton Parish Church



Kirkburton Crucifix
Ancient Crucifix circa 4th century


The Holmfirth region falls within two parishes, Almondbury and Kirkburton. Both of the parish church records are important sources of early Coldwell Birth, Marriages and Death records. This note gives some background to the Kirkburton parish. The link below takes you to the Introduction of the book “The Parish Registers of Kirkburton Co. York, with Appendix of Family Histories*” edited by Frances Ann Collins Vols. 1 & 2  Pub. Exeter Printed by William Pollard & Co Ltd, North Street 1902. It includes an interesting historical account back to the 4th Century. Frances Ann, “an erudite and scholarly woman” was the wife of the vicar Richard Collins Jnr. and was able to undertake this substantial transcript in what must have been difficult working conditions.

*Appendix was not completed and only covers surnames starting with A and B. The transcript of the registers is complete and contains many Coldwell entries.

Introduction to Kirkurton Church Registers


All Hallows Church Kirkburton