Saturday, 8 December 2012

All Hallows Churchyard

Just off Castle street in Wallingford  is a more or less forgotten churchyard. The entrance is of the lane which takes you to the George Hotel. For years it lay overgrown beside the Conservative hall. I never knew of it's existence till I walked past to the castle grounds one day.

The picture above is how I first saw the place. The church which was here till around 1643 when it was pulled down as part of the towns defenses in the civil war. The cemetery remained in use till 1859 now it is used more for a small park and is kept by the town council. The large memorial you can see is called the Bennett Memorial.
The inscription on the Bennett Memorial

The Bennett Memorial
I always think it is a sad thing to loose a church and sadder sill they get forgotten. At least this little area survives and is remembered


  1. Great post. I always find it sad when cemeteries and graveywards are forgotten. But I suppose in some small way blogs like ours make sure they are at least remembered for a small while.

    Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday

    Beneath Thy Feet

  2. This just proves how peaceful and calm some cemeteries are!
    It is like finding a hidden gem.

  3. He sounds like he was a benevolent knight to the folk of Wallingford.
    This must make for a pleasant park.

  4. I'm glad you were able to take photos ---- which at least preserves this little bit. I agree with Hamilton - this is a hidden gem!

    And, Bill, I responded to your comment about Taphophile Tragics. I missed posting last week, due to illness, but there have been 3 previous TT posts on my blog. I've got the fourth one ready go for tomorrow (Tuesday), and I look forward to your link! :)

    And by the way, my comments here are always under my Google Account, not my Wordpress (which is what I use for MarbleTowns) because your blog apparently just accepts Googld. :)

  5. Thank you for your comments Jo I hope you are ok now.