Monument record COV 086 - Possible Medieval extent of the churchyward of St Andrew's.

Please read our .


Possible original extent of the churchyard of St Andrew's, Covehithe


Grid reference Centred TM 52249 81880 (45m by 100m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

The original extent of the churchyard of St Andrew's, Covehithe, may be visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs centred on circa TM52248188. An area of roughly 3000 square metres is defined by cropmarks immediately to the west of the current churchyard, occupying much of the space inbetween the church and Church Farm Cottages (annotated on the first and second edition Ordnance Survey maps as including the Vicarage). Although few features are clearly visible within this area, a large number of small and relatively indistinct features defined by positive cropmarks may be suggestive of burials. The addition of this area to the current churchyard would also place the church in a more central position within the grounds. As the church was reduced in scale around 1673, it is possible that the churchyard was also reduced in size at this time. (S1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Photograph: Norfolk Landscape Archaeology. Norfolk Landscape Archaeology Air Photography. TM5281/367 HXY9-10 02-Jul-1996.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.