Epperstone Holy Cross


The churchyard
looking north
from the church

One of the
older headstones

(This one is
dated 1713)

The churchyard lies mainly on the north side of the church and is well planted with trees. Pines, yews, copper beech and a grand Cedar of Lebanon were planted in 1836. The Epperstone WI prepared a list of graves and inscriptions in 1950 and this was updated in 2005 by James Gunn. The north part of the ground was originally part of the Rector’s glebe. A fence dividing it from the burial ground was removed by the churchwardens in 1866, but after a dispute the area remained as glebe until 1952 when this piece was formally added to the churchyard.

A footpath leads from the front of the church to link with cottages to the north.