St Uny Churchyard Old

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St Uny Churchyard Old

Also known as Old St Uny Churchyard

Church Rd
Lelant, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, TR26 3DY England
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There is no record of the date of first consecration of the original Norman Church, now incorporated into the North Aisle. The earliest reference being in 1170 when Thomas Beckett, Archbishop of Canerbury, referred to 'Church of St Euni'. The building, which replaced an earlier wooden structure, was extended during the 14th century by aqddition of the present nave and south aisle.

Original burial ground for the parish church at Lelant. This churchyard was closed on 30 June 1877 and burials then commenced in the adjoining Eastern (Anglican) and Western (non-Anglican) cemeteries. Another Anglican cemetery, the Southern Cemetery was added in 1938. A few burials were made in the old cemetery after 1877; ie: wives buried next to the earlier deceased spouse, and a handful of cremations in recent years. Very few burials prior to 1800 are still marked.


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GPS Coordinates: 50.18872, -5.43621

  • Added: 27 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2320414