St. Thomas à Becket Church in Hampsthwaite

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Location: Hampsthwaite, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Englandmap
Surnames/tags: Hardesty/Hardisty Yorkshire
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St Thomas a Becket is a Church of England parish church serving the village of Hampsthwaite in the Nidderdale countryside beyond central Harrogate. The churchyard contains many ancient graves including those with Hardesty or Hardisty surnames.

The church tower dates from the 1500s. In 1180, an earlier version of the church was said to be built by Hugh de Morville the then Constable of Knaresborough Castle and one of the four knights responsible for the murder at Canterbury in 1170 of Archbishop Becket. Vestiges and ruins point to versions of the church that date back as far as the 5th century and have Saxon, Celt, and Norman influences.

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