The last time we cut through the back of the churchyard I noticed some of the grass round the South side had been cut to make a path all round the church. That is the first time I have been able to get close on that side. For many years the old part of the graveyard was fenced off as sheep were allowed to graze there. Then for a few years it just went wild with long grass and weeds.
I was able to see two old doorways which are now sealed.
One on the South side near the East end:
The other at the West end which would have opened into the base of the tower:
I was also able to get closer shots of the grotesques and gargoyles on that side:
One of two stone carved crosses at the East end of the roof:
Some of the grave stones, like this one, have fallen over:
The few stone tombs are well weather worn:
A look back at the newer part of the churchyard with its Snowdrops and Winter Aconites:
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