Churchyards and  Cemeteries

October 2012


How to use this site

Click on a place/church name to be taken to the Index Page for that church, then click on a name to go to the page displaying photos and transcriptions of the headstones.  There are also other links for the church interiors, village photos and more.

The surnames are listed by the first name on the headstone only, sometimes a headstone may have different surnames and where possible I have included maiden names - so it is worth using the search box below to find names that are not indexed.

There are small red roses under some of the names - this indicates that person is in my tree or database and I am happy to share what information I have.  But please be patient as it may take a while for me to reply.

Barrington - St Mary’s Church

Butleigh - St Leonard's Church

Chillington - St James' Church

Combe St Nicholas - St Nicholas' Church

Curry Rivel - St Andrew’s Church

Donyatt - St Mary's Church

Drayton - St Catherine's Church

East Lambrook - St James' Church

Fivehead - St Martin's Church

Fivehead - The Cemetery

Hambridge - St James the Less Church

High Ham - St Andrew's Church

Huish Episcopi - St Mary the Virgin

Ilton - St Peter's Church

Ilton - The Cemetery

Isle Abbotts - St Mary the Virgin

Isle Abbotts - Baptist Church

Isle Brewer - All Saint's Church

Kingsbury Episcopi -  St Martin's Church

Langport - All Saint's Church

Langport - The Cemetery

Lopen - All Saints' Church

Martock - All Saints' Church

Middle Lambrook - United Reformed Church

MuchelneyChurch of St Peter & St Paul

Puckington - St Andrew's Church

Seavington St Mary  - St Mary's Church

Seavington St Michael  - St Michael's Church

Shepton BeauchampSt Michael’s Church

South Petherton - The Cemetery

Swell - St Catherine's Church





Your tombstone stands out amongst the rest,
neglected and alone,
The name and date are chiseled out
in polished marble stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
it is too late to mourn
You did not know that I’d exist,
you died and I was born.
Yet each of us is cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our heart contracts, and beats a pulse,
entirely not our own.
Dear ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago
spreads out amongst the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder how you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew,
that someday I would find this spot,
and come and visit you.

(author unknown)

A special thanks to my very good friend - without Donna I would not have been able to visit the many churchyards and cemeteries, she also helped with the photography too!