Monument record MCC10041 - Churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, Wivenhoe


Churchyard surrounding St Mary the Virgin's Church, Wivenhoe.


Grid reference Centred TM 03899 21530 (57m by 56m)
Map sheet TM02SW
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Churchyard surrounding St Mary the Virgin's Church, Wivenhoe.

Graveyard has been devastated and largely cleared with headstones leaned carelessly against boundary walls though a few monuments are in situ.<1>

A test pit evaluation on the south side of the Church was undertaken by Colchester Archaeological Trust in 2020 and defined ten in situ burials, c.0.75-1.20m in depth below ground level.<2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Rodwell, Warwick J with Rodwell, KA. 1977. Historic Churches: a wasting asset. p.124.
  • <2> Evaluation Report: Hicks, Elliot. 2020. Archaeological monitoring and test-pit evaluation at St Mary's Church, High Street, Wivenhoe, Essex, CO7 9BD. CAT Report 1551.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 4 2020 8:48AM

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.