Most old churches, including those cared for by the CCT, are surrounded by churchyards full of gravestones, but how much do we know about them - the variety of forms they take, and who commissioned or made them? This talk will give an initial overview of English churchyard memorials from the Reformation to the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign.
Dr Jonathan Kewley is currently writing a book on seventeenth and eighteenth century gravemarkers in Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies, the subject of his doctoral thesis. He is an architectural historian working for Historic England and lives in London. He is a board member of the international Association for Gravestone Studies.