Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Crunwere Churchyard July 2013

The Oriel family grave is inside that undergrowth somewhere

Going down towards the lower yard

The ivy covered porch

Looking down from the top yard


The lower yard

The lower yard

Embedded tombstone in wall

The overgrown porch

Gate is now unlocked so you have access to the lower and older yard - 
if you can get through the grass and weeds.

Graves inside the fence disappearing beneath the grass.

Top field above the newest graves.

Top field again.

Looking down towards the church from the top of the yard.

 Looking down towards the church from the top of the yard.

Graves disappearing beneath the vegetation.

Top row of graves - these are the newest ones and even they have a neglected air about them.

Top two rows of graves - grass is as tall as the headstones.

  Looking down towards the church from the top of the yard.

Fence disappearing within the grass.

Believe it or not this is the path down to the gate.

Looking towards the porch.

Gravestones inside the fence almost buried under vegetation.

Ivy breaking in through the porch.

 Ivy breaking in through the porch.

Old table top tombstone.

Fence and gate to lower yard.

 Fence and gate to lower yard.

Looking towards the porch - under that tangle of undergrowth
 is a cobbled path - somewhere.

Track back across the field to the lane - the picture does not do it justice.
It is so overgrown a car can hardly make the journey across it.

First impressions of Crunwere Church and graveyard - what a sorry sight.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Some new headstones and other pictures








Church path - there are cobbles under all this grass

The tower

Graves inside the fencing

The tower

Our cobbled path is hiding under all the grass

Tidy old yard - but you cannot get to it for the fence

Tower still standing

Porch disappearing under ivy

Animal tracks in carpark

Old stile with metal bar across the top

Steps up to stile

Grassed over carpark




New Fence

The fence was first discovered in July 2012 - hard to know the exact date it went up as the church is so isolated.
This fence was, as far as I know at present, authorised by the Representative Body of the Church in Wales, without the knowledge of the local Amroth vicar or any of the church contacts in the parish.
Since its erection a combination lock has been put around the gate - effectively cutting off two thirds of the graveyard to relatives and visitors.
So currently visitors can only head north up the path to the newer section of the yard.


Padlocked gate

Not much room inside the original gate



 Narrow pathway up to top yard - difficult for coffins





 The fence then turns north right across the yard to the old stable



By the old stable