Churchyard - St Erth

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St Erth Church History


Extensions at different times have made the Churchyard a rather curious shape. It contains much of beauty in trees, shrubs and flowers. Some ancient stones to be found in the Churchyard include a low cross nearporch, said to be Celtic in origin, and a granite cross found on a farm and now incorporated in a tombstone near the northern wall.  The Lych-gate was given in memory of the parents of the Misses Vivian and near it is the stately cross of grey stone from the Forest of Dean, which is the village War Memorial. It is over 22 feet high, surmounted by a Calvary and was erected by the widow of Major Herbert Carter, VC, whose grave is nearby.  In the churchyard is the grave of James Udy (1854-1900) the evangelist and blacksmith.  Jane Trevithick (wife of Richard Trevithick) is buried with other members of the Harvey family at the top of the churchyard.


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