Holy Cross Churchyard

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Holy Cross Churchyard

Binsted, East Hampshire District, Hampshire, England
Memorials 39 added (49% photographed)


Holy Cross Church was established in the 12th century and has been maintained through the years. Several points of interest can be found in the church and the churchyard cemetery. The Viscount Mont of Alamein's grave can be found in the far northwest corner. His headstone lies flat and is poignant in simplicity. Less easy to find and hidden away in the choir vestry is the effigy of a Crusader Knight who may have fought in the 7th Crusade under King Edward I. It has the inscription: “Richard de Westcote gist ici deu de sa alme cit merci amen” presumably the monument of the father or grandfather of Richard de la Bere. Overlooking a village and farmland, the church with its red tile roof is situated on a mount with a red brick wall surrounding it and the cemetery. The church is constructed of the underlying rock, called malm stone, a mixture of a chalky marl and chiloritc grain like mica, which is similar to the character of limestone.


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GPS Coordinates: 51.1625300, -0.8981650

  • Added: 22 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #638815