The Churchyard - Clippesby

Building | History

The churchyard has a flint wall on the South boundary and partial ones along the East and West boundaries, with a clipped hawthorn hedge atop the North bank.

The Williams memorial cross is beautifully carved from a single piece of English marble.

This peaceful, natural setting for a beautiful country church continues to be carefully managed in the same way as it always has been for centuries past and this is also in accordance with current best practice. Our mowing regime was set acting on advice from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and we have also had advisory visits from David Yates of the Norfolk County Council. The grass is cut 2 or 3 times each year giving due consideration to flowering and seeding times and the need to control coarser growing species. (use of scythes gave way a few years ago to a strimmer). The majestic lime trees on the West side – home to owls and bats – are pollarded from time to time. In early Spring swathes of snowdrops carpet the ground and then, in their turn, also primroses and other wildflowers; lichens, ferns and whispering grasses abound. It is untouched by sprays apart from a non-invasive weedkiller on the path. Clippesby’s churchyard is a real country churchyard, a tranquil, hallowed place.

To view a gallery of photographs showing the churchyard in detail, click on the thumbnail below.

Building | History