Monumental Inscriptions
St. Mary's Churchyard

Within the churchyard of St. Mary's Church are many memorials, a good number of which are still very readable. Below, in alphabetic groups are photos and transcriptions of many of them. The number(s) in ( ) relates to the reference number on the graveyard plan. A graveyard plan (Ver:1.07) can be downloaded and a booklet of all current transcriptions is also available.

Previous to this survey there have been two earlier ones; one by Patrick Palgrave-Moore in 1980 and one by the W.I. in 1981. Local knowledge has suggested that since then the churchyard has been slightly re-arranged as tombstones have crumbled or become unsafe. There appears to be several "spaces" where there are signs of burials but no way of indentifying the subject. Some of the stones have also suffered through weathering and the transcriptions have been cross checked with the earlier surveys and recorded to make as thorough a record as possible.

NB: All graves have been photographed and, over time, mostly re-checked. A graveyard plan shows these. In the photo galleries where a birth date is given as a year only it may be that this has been estimated using the age when died.

Galleries of the memorials are available but please note that only the first named person is on the label. Please see the booklet for more information on each memorial.

  • A Abbs (157:231:232), Amond (25:26), Avis (219) (gallery)
  • B Bailey (300), Baldry (33:97), Barber (159), Barnes (100:235:266:267:272:280), Beck (245), Beckett (173:174:175:226:227), Biggs (239:240:241:242), Bircham (146:147), Blyth (214), Bowen (141), Bowen Elton (264), Bowles (273), Bright (166:167:168:169:170), Brock (258), Brookes (128:179:180:181:276:277:281:289:290:294:305), Brown (27), Browne (28:30), Buck (154), Bush (125:126), Button (263), Byles (129:130:131) (gallery)
  • C Cannell (221:222:223:224:286), Chapman (194), Chappell (17), Chatten (296), Chenery (92:93), Chillingworth (244), Clamp (163:164:165), Clegg (140), Coleman (5:6:158), Cooper (220:243)
  • D Davy (91), Dix (145), Duffield (55:56:57:59:60:61:293), Durrant (94:95:96:96a), Dye (262) (gallery)
  • E Elliott (186:187:188:199:200:201), Elsey (136), Emden (292) (gallery)
  • F Flatt (82), Frost (233a), Fuller (87:88), Funnell (182:183:184) (gallery)
  • G Garrould (236), George (18:19:20:21), Gibbs (16:233), Giles (247),Goate (217), Goodswen (138), Goose (98:139:218), Gostling (36), Gowing (70:71:72:73:74:75:77:83:84:85), Green (35:41), Greenwood (10)
  • H Hardesty (107:108:110:111), Harrod (306), Hawes (205:205a), Haywood (195), Hearn (132:234), Hipkin (137), Holman (121:122), Howell (53:269), Howes (270), Hubbard (24), Huggins (127), Hurn (172), Hylton (101a:101b:102:103:104:105)
  • I -
    J Jermy (207:208), Johnson (22:23), Jones (115:116) (gallery)
  • K Keeler (190), Kent (248), Kerry (68:171), Kett (86), King (142:143:144), Knights (99:257) (gallery)
  • L Ladys (246), Le Grys (230), Lloyd (133:134:135), Lodd (106), Lord (185), Lunniss (302) (gallery)
  • M Mace (8), Manning (87), Manson-Bahr (299), Matthews (113), Mayes (155:156), Mears (58:62:148:149), Miller (176:177), Mills (291:304), Minister (228:229)
  • N Neave (46a:46b:47:48:49), Neeve (99), Nichols (109:206) (gallery)
  • O Ollington (253), Owens (63) (gallery)
  • P Pearce (100b), Pearson (287), Perfitt (150:189), Phillippo (79:80:81), Pidgeon (), Piercy (275), Pooley (161:162), Potter (191:192:260), Prentice (251:252:274:279)
  • Q -
  • R Read (203:204:271), Redgrave (250), Riches (50:123:124:213), Ringer (64:65:66), Rix (29:31:32:34:37:38:39:40), Roberts-Aiken (295), Rodwell (90:112)
  • S Sanders (76:78), Saunders (196:197:198), Sandy (265), Scott (42), Seabrook (284), Seaman (1:2:3:4), Semmens (193), Sharman (89), Sheldrake (7), Shibley (132), Smith (51:52:209:285), Spurling (202), Stannard (118:119:120), Stimpson (10a:10b), Stimson (9), Stonex (237:238), Sword (151:152:153a:153b)
  • T Taylor (282), Thompson (54), Thrower (268), Thurston (12:13:14:15), Tuck (278), Tunmore (215:216:297), Tyrrell (178) (gallery)
  • U -
    V -
  • W Wade (255), Waite (259), Walpole (261), Wegg (249), Wheelhouse (69), Whybrow (288), Wicks (11), Wilson (254:256:298), Wood (301), Woodhouse (225), Wright (43:44:45:210:211:212) (gallery)
  • X -
  • Y -
  • Z -

A booklet has been produced which lists all the memorials, transcripts of the inscriptions and a photo record and is found on the Publications page.

If anyone has photographs of anyone with a memorial in St. Mary's churchyard and is prepared to allow us to put a face to a name please contact us using the feedback form.