Site record MDR12095 - All Saints' Churchyard, Well Street, Elton

Type and Period (3)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

In 2007 a watching brief uncovered four articulated burials, none of which were marked by a headstone, which suggests that the burials either date to an earlier church, or their headstones have been moved more recently. A number of headstones that were leant against the church may have originally belonged to these burials. A substantial sandstone wall was also uncovered. It is thought that this was originally an exterior wall of an earlier church (see SMR 5330). (1) A watching brief carried out in 2019 identified two portions of standstone foundations west of the chuch tower. These may be traces of the earlier church. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Shakarian, J (ARS). 2007. All Saints Church, Elton: report on a watching brief undertaken during drainage works.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Jacklin, A & Blues, S (ARS Ltd). 2019. An Archaeological Watching Brief at All Saints Church, Elton.



Grid reference Centred SK 2219 6099 (74m by 69m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR5101
  • EDR2723

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Record last edited

Sep 3 2020 3:46PM

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