New Churchyard Survey

Barbara Miles completed here survey of churchyard monuments about 15 years ago, and our records of the churchyard are becoming hard to use. So, in spring 2017, a new churchyard survey is under way.

The plan is:

  • Make a reasonable map of the churchyard, showing every monument, good enough to be able to find each grave
  • Reconcile Barbara’s survey with the new map, linking every monument Barbara found with a map reference, and noting where monuments have decayed or disappeared
  • Survey all the new monuments and add them to Barbara’s data
  • Photograph every monument
  • Link the monument survey data to the photographs and the map, to easily move between them online, and find the location and image of every grave from a browser
  • Produce a dead-tree printed form that can be kept at the church for people to use to find graves
  • Archive the survey data for future use, and produce a plan for updating the survey in future.

Emrys Williams has undertaken to produce a map. Here’s a snapshot so far, which is nearly complete but needs some tidying up. Click the picture for a much bigger version. (10 MBytes)

Actually, phones and tablets may not be able to handle the big jpeg. Here is a low-resolution pdf which may work better for tablets – click to download it and see


and here is a more recent jpeg which is higher quality and works well on desktops – click for the 10Mbyte version. The red areas are anomalies that still need further investigation. The grid is Ordnance Survey 10m*10m squares, and is only approximately positioned – it could be about a metre out. The reference numbers on most monuments refer to the numbers given by Barbara Miles in her survey, plus some extensions for recent additions.


There is a mailing list,, for discussions and news about this project. There are plenty of jobs – drawing, measuring, taking photos, making webpages, deciphering inscriptions… – and all are welcome to muck in, from children on up. If you’d like to join in, write to, or call James and Amanda Nott on 280419.


For reference, the existing survey is at

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