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The Graveyard

Whilst the church is very old, there are relatively few headstones in the churchyard. The reasons for this are many, but suffice to say the available space has been re-used over its long history. Many old headstones lie around the edge of the churchyard, showing that plots have been re-used, and the ground level of the churchyard is nearly 1m (3ft) higher than the road outside.


There are a number of graves inside the church itself. These will be transcribed as part of a future exercise.


The headstones in the churchyard are nearly all made from Cotswold stone, a very soft form of limestone that breaks down quickly. On many of the older headstones, the inscriptions are nearly impossible to read. However, the following list was compiled about 25 years ago and is the nearest thing we have to a definitive list...
 

1. Bridgman 21. Hill, Iris 41. Cluff, Thomas & Mary 61. Ungoed-Thomas, Annabel
2. Humphries, Reuben 22. Snadbolt, John & Kezia 42. Meilroy, Elizabeth 62. Stratton, Robert
3. 23. Ladbrook, John & Elizabeth 43. Smith, John 63. Mathews, Hannah
4. Andrews, Robert 24. 44. Byrd, William & Catherin 64. Gunson, Ronald & Edith
5. Humphries, James & Leah 25. Lane, Winfred, Ella & New, Eliza 45. Ashmore, Elizabeth 65. Buss, Edith
6. Hopkins, Lewis, Hannah & Richard 26. 46. Smith, William & Sarah 66. Swainston, Gilbert & Dorothy
7. Andrews, Robert 27. Timms, Walter & Rose 47. Crane, Annie 67. Timms, Hubert
8. Hopkins, Alma 28. Herbert, Charles 48. Banks, Elizabeth 68. Challis, Frederick
9. Clark, Thomas 29. Gilson, Frank & Anna 49. Holland, Alfred 69. Lane, Phyllis
10. Herbert, Joseph 30. Pearce, Oliver & Alice 50. Firth, Jeremiah 70. Habbitts, Walter (no grave)
11. Sutton, Robert & Annie 31. Waine, Albert 51. Beasley, John 71. Herbert, William & Ethel
12. Wood, Emma 32. Waine, James & Susanna 52. Preedy, Lucy & Herbert 72. Cross, Percival
13. Adkins 33. Preston, Thomas 53. Bennett, Louis & Eunice 73. Habbitts, Annie & Albert
14. Adkins 34. Preston, Charlotte 54. Wynn, Florence 74. Biggerstaff, Joseph
15. Clark, Harold 35. Herbert, Harold & Charlotte 55. Ladbrook, Oliver 75. O'Driscoll, Lavina
16. Herbert, Thomas 36. Cluff, John 56. Mallings, Charles 76. Fanshawe, Richard
17. Herbert, John & Charlotte 37. Herbert, George, Mary & Robert 57. Mallings, George & Hannah 77. Pearce, Thomas
18. Cooper, William 38. Coates, John & Thomas 58. Habbitts, Ernest 78. Bickford, Alice
19. James, Marion & Joan 39. Kearse, Daisy 59. Habbitts, George  
20. Edkin, James & Evelyn 40. Kearse, Enos 60. Habbitts, Matilda  

I hope to update this shortly, as burials since 1990 are not included.