For this church:
Thurgarton St Peter
The old churchyard lies immediately to the north of the church; its western boundary is a stone wall in which many pieces of recycled priory stone can be seen including several carved heads by an arched doorway. There are several large yew trees along the path.
The churchyard was cleared of nearly all its grave markers in 1954 and the headstones placed up against the boundary walls. A few gravestones remain in situ; two are War Graves, four grave slabs opposite the north porch belong to the Milward family and a small stone nearby marks the site of re-interment of skeletons unearthed during excavations at Castle Hill in the 1950s.
The oldest gravestones date from the early 18th century, many are very worn but one can still make out several with verses.
Of sudden death
William Hill died in 1735 aged 28.
All you that look upon this stone
Thomas White March 1821
In perfect health he went from home
Of death carrying off both man and wife
John Richardson aged 26
Look here and you may plainly see
Of grieving parents
Elizabeth Harris December 1826
The tender branch that sleepeth here
Of ripe old age
William Kitching aged 98 years 1881
Thou shall come to thy grave in a full age
A new graveyard was opened to the north-east, near to the church, in the 1950s.