Thursday, 30 April 2020

Crunwere Lower Yard - 2020

Recent photographs kindly taken by John Lewis-Tunster of the clearance work that has been undertaken at the lower yard in Crunwere Church.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Crunwere Church Bann's Book 1869-1906

The old Bann's Book from 1869-1906 is rather fragile.
We have extracted the names and dates and it will be deposited at Haverfordwest R.O.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Crunwere Church - aerial view July 2017

Lovely aerial view of Crunwere Church taken in July 2017 
by Ben George and found on google maps.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Crunwere Church, July 2016

 Visited the church on 27th July 2016.
No cows in field thank goodness but lots of cowpats.
When I reached the car park area found that the gate was broken and unmovable - could not even manage to squeeze through.
Was not going to give up so got in through the broken wooden fence on the north of the car park. The only protection to stop any cows is a single line of barbed wire.
Very sad to see the state of the church and lots of overgrown graves.

Only access to lower gate is through the broken fence.

Car park gate broken and unmovable

  Trees and bushes growing up high

Path down to lower yard

Wall plaque


Steps down to lower yard

Overgrown graves inside fencing

Diverted fencing - at one time it went straight across the front of the graves
Stake holes still visible in graves as shown below.

Overgrown area north of church

Steps up from lower yard

South trancept - there is a window under that greenery

Path by porch - but inside the fencing

Car park area - like a lawn these days as cars cannot get in at all.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Crunwear/Crunwere Church Gravestones

The gravestones have all been photographed and they have all now been uploaded to the Find A Grave website where they are accessible to all.

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Monday, 3 November 2014

New steps and moved fencing

It seems new steps have been installed at Crunwere Church leading down to the old lower yard section.  Also the fence around the church has been moved.
This work seems to have been initiated from the church’s head office in Cardiff and not locally.
I have nt been able to get there yet to take any pictures.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Crunwere Churchyard July 2013

The Oriel family grave is inside that undergrowth somewhere

Going down towards the lower yard

The ivy covered porch

Looking down from the top yard

The lower yard

The lower yard

Embedded tombstone in wall

The overgrown porch

Gate is now unlocked so you have access to the lower and older yard - 
if you can get through the grass and weeds.

Graves inside the fence disappearing beneath the grass.

Top field above the newest graves.

Top field again.

Looking down towards the church from the top of the yard.

 Looking down towards the church from the top of the yard.

Graves disappearing beneath the vegetation.

Top row of graves - these are the newest ones and even they have a neglected air about them.

Top two rows of graves - grass is as tall as the headstones.

  Looking down towards the church from the top of the yard.

Fence disappearing within the grass.

Believe it or not this is the path down to the gate.

Looking towards the porch.

Gravestones inside the fence almost buried under vegetation.

Ivy breaking in through the porch.

 Ivy breaking in through the porch.

Old table top tombstone.

Fence and gate to lower yard.

 Fence and gate to lower yard.

Looking towards the porch - under that tangle of undergrowth
 is a cobbled path - somewhere.

Track back across the field to the lane - the picture does not do it justice.
It is so overgrown a car can hardly make the journey across it.

First impressions of Crunwere Church and graveyard - what a sorry sight.