As part of an ongoing project by the Parish Council to help visitors and parishioners alike locate the graves of individuals we have installed a new sign up at St Mawnan Church today.
In conjunction with the database (available below) this map can be used to find burial information and grave locations in the old churchyard. A hardcopy of this will be left in the lychgate below the sign as well as being available on the parish website.
Many thanks to Cllrs David Nash & Graham Marsden who have been involved in mapping, recording and designing all of this project information.
The churchyard at Mawnan Church was closed in 2015 and is no longer accepting interments, unless there is a prior agreement in place with the Church. All enquires for interments would need to be addressed to them.
Mawnan Graveyard – building a historical archive
Do you have any information on relatives, friends or notables buried at Mawnan Church?
We are looking at a long term project to not only to map, catalogue and photograph all of the headstones and burials, but to pull together any kind of anecdotal or historical information about the lives of the people buried here. Dry registers are one thing but for locals and visitors alike a bit of personal information makes all of the difference.
If you have story, recollection or historical record on someone buried there would you consider forwarding it to the parish clerk so we can build a community record? Nothing is too small to be recorded. The more information we get the richer we find the history of our village through the ages and the more inspiring it becomes.
please forward details to : firstname.lastname@example.org