The Herald alerts us to the annual competition to find Devon’s best churchyard:
Last year’s runner-up was East Budleigh:
The competition comes from the Campaign to Protect Rural England:
Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition
2019 COMPETITION – NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES!
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
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.