MEM25186 - St Mary Magdalene's Churchyard, Winsford (Monument)


The churchyard was in use during medieval times.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The graveyard for St Mary Magdalene's Church is depicted and labelled on the 25 inch 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [1,2] The graveyard is also shown on the Tithe Map for Winsford. [3] The graveyard has been in use at least since medieval times. [4] A watching brief was undertaken in the churchyard in July and August 2012 during the excavation of a drainage trench to the north, west and south of the church. This suggested the church is built on terracing cut into the bedrock of the slope, probably later extended to the north. Backfilling of the eastern portion of the terrace, thought to date from the initial construction phase of the site, contained building materials and a 12th or 13th Century tile fragment. A possible early boundary feature was noted, containing a quantity of rounded quartz. [5] An historic photograph of the church and churchyard is held by the Winsford Archive. [6] The churchyard is depicted but not labelled on the 2022 MasterMap data. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: 1839. Winsford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. M Aston, 13 December 1976.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Brigers, J.L.. 2012. Report on the results of an archaeological watching brief in the churchyard adjacent to the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Winsford.
  • <6> Archive: Winsford History Society. Various. Winsford Archive.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2022. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.



Grid reference Centred SS 9045 3497 (104m by 54m)
Map sheet SS93SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Church Heritage Record ID: 601485
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34210
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31280

Record last edited

May 8 2022 9:48PM


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