St Mary's Churchyard, Barnard Castle, County Durham
N 54° 32.506 W 001° 55.391
30U E 569663 N 6044334
Quick Description: A large churchyard surrounding the parish church of Barnard Castle. The churchyard is a well kept and peaceful place,
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/29/2008 10:39:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM4ADE
In the churchyard are several fragments of cross slabs and other architectural remains. Near the tower lies a slab on which is cut the curious symbol appearing on the font; this slab was formerly inside the church.
Under the south wall of the south transept is a stone coffin discovered in 1828, and an arch from the old Priory yard in the Bank.
In the enclosure on the south side of the churchyard were interred 143 inhabitants of Barnard Castle who died from Asiatic Cholera between 18th August and 18th October, 1849. There is a cross in the churchyard, erected by the townspeople, which is a memorial to these unfortunate people
Name of church or churchyard: St Mary's Churchyard, Barnard Castle
Approximate Size: Large (100+)
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