Treswell St John the Baptist


South side of the
churchyard viewed
from the tower
Grave marker to
William Temporal

The churchyard is located immediately to the west of the Treswell to South Leverton road, some 200 m north of the village of Treswell, with the former rectory to the north-west.

In shape the churchyard is roughly square with the church located centrally, slightly offset to the west; in area it measures 0.7 ha. There are burials on all sides.

The boundaries comprise mature trees, shrubs, and hedges all around, with a stream to the south and an iron gate to the west that gives access to path leading to the south porch.

The earliest decipherable grave marker, on the south side, is dated 1729, and there are interesting grave markers to William Temporal, Clerk, who died in 1788 and to Ann Temporal and the murderer Thomas Otter. Nottinghamshire Family History Society Record Series, Vol. 47, lists all graveyard inscriptions except for recent ones.

The graveyard is still open for burials.