Monument details

HER Number:1951/1/3
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Churchyard to the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bruera


Churchyard to the Church of St Mary the Virgin. The church building is a Listed (Building CHER 1951/1/1) and the churchyard contains a sundial which is a Scheduled Monument (CHER 1951/1/2). The churchyard has been significantly expanded from the sub-oval shape shown on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25" maps. The northern and eastern part of the churchyard was occupied by a number of buildings and an orchard. The buildings are not shown on later maps, indicating their demolition (CHER 1951/3/2). RCHME survey identified an east-west ditch/bank to the immediate south of the churchyard, which may continue in the southeast corner of the churchyard, however here is has been almost obliterated by recent graves. Amorphous features in the levelled and enclosed plot to the north are potentially associated with the demolished buildings.


Monument Types

  • INHUMATION CEMETERY (Medieval to AD 21st CENTURY - 1066 AD to 2050 AD (between))
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1017313: Standing Cross In St Mary'S Churchyard; Conservation Area 118: Bruera

Related records

1951/1/1Related to: Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bruera (Building)
1951Related to: Settlement of Bruera/Buerton (Monument)
1951/1/2Related to: Standing Cross in St Mary's Churchyard (Bruera) (Building)

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