I ended up wandering around the grounds and graveyard of the village church on a warm and sunny day this week and an enlightening stroll it was too. I'd found out that the church is classed as one of the 'one thousand best churches' in England and in turn English Heritage have listed 58 of the headstones in the churchyard describing them as part of an intimidating number of 18th century headstones.
The stone above, although broken, is in the centre of a circle of Yew Trees and it's a very Gothic scene. Quite disturbing in a way and a surprisingly chilly setting even on a warm day. It was good to get back out into the sunshine, warmth and flowers in the rest of the grounds.