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Looking for Devon’s best churchyard

  • by JW

The Herald alerts us to the annual competition to find Devon’s best churchyard:

Search to find Devon’s best churchyard


Last year’s runner-up was East Budleigh:

East Budleigh’s churchyard is runner-up in a competition to find Devon’s ‘peaceful havens’ for wildlife and people


The competition comes from the Campaign to Protect Rural England:

Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition


Devon’s churchyards are so much more than burial grounds. They are unique and special places. Green havens of sanctuary for people and wildlife. Some little changed over the centuries.

Last year, we launched our first competition to find the Best Churchyard in the whole of the County. The winner was the parish church of St Andrew in South Tawton.

Could your local churchyard be this year’s winner? There’s a top prize of £200 and a beautiful plaque from sustainable wood, made in Devon, for the winner and runners up to proudly display. Details and an entry form are in the links below

Best Churchyard Competition 2019
Entry Form Churchyard Competition 2019

2018 CPRE Devon announces winners of its first competition to find Devon’s Best Churchyard

The parish church of South Tawton, on the northern edge of Dartmoor, has taken the prize as Devon’s Best Churchyard of 2018, in our new annual competition Kenn and East Budleigh were joint runners-up; Throwleigh, Ilfracombe, and Spreyton were all highly commended.

Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition