Kelham St Wilfrid


The south-east section
of the churchyard
from the tower
The burial plot for
members of the
Society of the
Sacred Mission

The churchyard covers an area of 0.3 ha and is roughly rectangular in shape. The church is located in the centre of the churchyard.

A single entrance path from a pair of iron gates at the north-west corner of the churchyard leads to the north porch. Ordnance Survey maps from the late 19th/early 20th century show another path connecting the north east of the church to the gardens of Kelham Hall: this path is no longer extant.

The boundary on the west side of the churchyard is an iron fence, on the east side a brick wall and the remaining boundaries consist of a mixture of hedges and mature trees.

There are burials on all sides of the church. To the south of the churchyard is a separate burial plot for members of The Society of the Sacred Mission who were based at Kelham Hall from 1903 to 1973.