Barton-in-Fabis St George

Churchyard

View across the churchyard

The large churchyard surrounds the building on all sides. There are several mature trees. Seven new trees were planted by the farmers of Barton to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.

Nottinghamshire Family History Society recorded most of the gravemarkers in 1979; many of these are now lost or partially obscured in the grass; the earliest at that time was dated 1702.

Of some interest are:

Thomas BLUCHER, alias Cripple, buried 20th May 1716 in 86th year. He served the Sacheverells in three generations
Thomas STONE, stone cutter, died 12th Sep 1726 aged 63.
Here lyeth one that all may see
A true emblem of their mortality
Whos business was on others tombs to write
And oft on them verse for to recite
But now to heaven we hope has took his flight

The tomb of the Revd Fitzgerald Wintour, Rector of the church from 1829-63, is in the churchyard.

FITZ GERALD WINTOUR,
THIRTY FIVE YEARS RECTOR OF THIS PARISH
DIED DEC 1 1864
AGED 62 YEARS.

AND NOW, LORD, WHAT IS MY HOPE: TRULY
MY HOPE IS EVEN IN THEE.

The lamp above the churchyard gate was erected at the time of the coronation of King George V, 22nd June 1911.