Broughton Sulney St Luke


Gate to the churchyard The west side of
the churchyard
Grave marker to
John Pilkington

The churchyard is approximately rectangular in shape encompassing roughly 0.3 ha in area. The church is positioned centrally and the principal entrance gate is at the south-west corner with a path leading to the south porch. The entrance comprises two wooden swing gates hung on brick piers capped with stone lintels and ball finials.

The boundary on the west side consists of a 20th century metal fence that divides the churchyard from a public footpath. To the south is a low brick wall, capped by blue bricks, largely reconstructed in the late 20th century. At the south-east corner the wall is of concrete and then on the east side it varies in materials, including some trees, as it divides the churchyard from adjacent residential properties. On the north side the boundary is of trees and hedging.

There are burials on all sides of the church, the earliest being to the south and to the west close by the building. In particular there is a group of mid to late 18th century headstones of the 'Belvoir Angel' school, mainly of slate and many bearing the typical round-faced winged angels. These are mostly separated listed and detailed descriptions are given under the Official Listing Description.