Thornhill Parish Church

Serving the local community

Family History and War Records

Our parish registers for the following dates are logged with the West Yorkshire Archive Service. 

Baptisms 1580-1986

Marriages 1580-1986

Burials     1580-1959

Records are also available at 


Layout of sections in the Churchyard- this should help you find a particular grave.

see plan  here


Yorkshire Archive Service

The reference is WDP14. Some of the records are available on microfiche; call 01924 305980 to make an appointment. Their website is and they are based at Newstead Road, Wakefield WF1 2DE. 

Wakefield Family History Society

The Wakefield Family History Society has several indexes which may be useful. Their web site is Tony Ridley for more information (click here).  


Details of those who paid the supreme sacrifice in the two world wars and are commemorated in the churchyard may be seen in the Power Point  here  


World War 1   Biographies of those on our War memorials or buried in the Churchyard, courtesy of Dewsbury Sacrifices. 

Here :for an Excel List of those from Thornhill Killed in WW1. Profiles are available on the Dewsbury Sacrifices website.

These are also available in paper form or on our computer at Church.

see here the Biogrphies of two WW1 Soldiers buried in the churchyard in CWGC Graves. Click on name below.

Windle , J.A.

Littlewood Percy Rooke

We also have some paper versions of records those killed in WW2 and on our War memorials in church.