St. Helen's Churchyard, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England

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Cemetery name: St. Helen's Churchyard

Address: High Street, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire. AL4 8AA

GPS Coordinates: GPS Coordinates: 51°48′45″N 0°17′41″W

OS grid: TL1714


St. Helen's is situated on the corner of the High Street and Brewhouse Hill in the Village of Wheathampstead. It is the oldest church in the district. The present church is thirteenth century but a wooden church pre-dated it on the same site so the burial ground in the surrounding churchyard is very old and it is still in use.

The wikipedia webpage for the church states that 'Within the church is a statue dedicated to the memory of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, the polar explorer, who is buried in the north-west corner of the churchyard. Also buried in the churchyard is British journalist, author and WWI correspondent William Beach Thomas'.

St. Helen's is an Anglican (Church of England) Church in the diocese of St. Albans. Everyone resident in St. Helen's parish has the right to be buried in the churchyard regardless of their own religious affiliation. There is also a Garden of Remembrance for the burial of ashes situated within the churchyard.

The link below leads to photographs of many of the graves in St. Helen's Churchyard:

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