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A chronicler in Rochester, Kent, wrote that parents brought their children’s corpses to mass churchyard graves upon their own shoulders because no one could be found to cart away bodies.

It’s not hard to imagine a young Hugh Grant rushing through the churchyard in a morning suit and mumbling apologies for being late again.

Ray gave Jay a shell, then stepped onto a small, rickety carousel in the comer of the churchyard and loaded up.

I leaned out of the window but recoiled with disgust, for the young man with the pasty face stood below in the churchyard.

As I turned, my listless glance included the man below in the churchyard.

In the Chartist riots of 1839, the people tore up the railings round the churchyard to use as pikes.

The churchyard was partly surrounded by houses, and in 1781 "iron pallisadoes" were affixed to the wall.

In 1837 the churchyard had some pleasant walks along the sides, bounded by a low wooden fence, and skirted with trees.

Inscription copied, Nov. 21, 1833, from a tombstone to a fisherman in Bathford churchyard.

He even thought of silk and St. Paul's Churchyard and the faces of his partners in business.


On this page you'll find 65 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to churchyard, such as: boot hill, catacomb, cemetery, charnel, charnel house, and city of the dead.

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