Memorial Inscriptions in Newport Pagnell Churchyard

Churchyard of St. Peter & St. Paul - Newport Pagnell
before the clearance of the gravestones

The earliest record of Memorial monuments in the Church is by Browne Willis the renowned antiquary who lived 1682-1760. Willis visited the church c1735-40, when he was collecting material for a History of The Newport Hundred.
The last burial that he recorded was that of Elizabeth Chapman 1735.



In the early 1960s the churchyard at Newport Pagnell was becoming overgrown and it was getting difficult for the Parochial Church Council (PCC) to organise the maintenance of the area. Most graves were over a hundred years old, some covered with brambles and ivy, and only a few were tended or visited by family relatives.

by kind permission of Frank Palmer
by kind permission of Dick Parker


Views of St. Peter & Paul Church & Churchyard

The Church soon after 1827 when the pinnalces and battlements were added to the tower

Castle or Hill Close before 1860 when it became the cemetery.
- John Coales Colection
The Churchyard in the mid 1800s - John Coales Collection

Churchyard east of the Church c1960
Newport Pagnell Parish Church

Gravestones relaid as the South Terrace - Dennis Mynard
View of the South Terrace - Dennis Mynard

Graves of the Reverend Gibb Vicar, died 1699
and John Colison local surgeon died 1860 - Dennis Mynard
Daniel and Mary Goodman's grave 1852,
by the South porch No. 121 - Dennis Mynard

Church from the old Cemetery - Maurice Barratt
The Bully Floods 1st March 2010 - Maurice Barratt

Newport Pagnell Church 6th January 2010 - Darien Barratt
Church and Castle Meadow - Maurice Barratt

View of the Church from the Iron Bridge - Maurice Barratt
New Bridge 8th December 2006 - Maurice Barratt

Silhouette of Parish Church and sunset from Castle Meadow 11th August 2007
- Maurice Barratt
Newport Church from Castle Meadow
- Maurice Barratt

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