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Re: Overchurch Graves Stones [Re: marilyn] #335418
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was there last night spooky place found this

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Re: Overchurch Graves Stones [Re: TRANCENTRAL] #335421
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that looks like a tomb to me.

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Re: Overchurch Graves Stones [Re: diggingdeeper] #335440
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In 1986 a survey of the Overchurch site was carried out and a plan was produced giving the locations of all the remaining visible grave markers that could be found.

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Each of the markers was numbered, and any legible inscription was recorded. One, no 13 on the plan, is believed to be medieval.

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While it is difficult to see, the stone has a simple cross carved in it

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A second medieval stone was found in the wall surrounding the undertaker's office at the site of the Greenbank church, this is now stored in the Williamson Art Gallery. There are other fragments of grave markers in the walls at Greenbank, parts of inscriptions can still be seen on some of the stones. This is all material that was brought from the original Norman church and used in the construction of the second church.

The graveyard, as has been said earlier in this thread, is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is in the care of Wirral Borough Council.

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The site is open and therefore subject to abuse, rubish is dumped, fires are lit and the remaining grave markers are often vandalised.

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Some people think that the site should be left in its present, overgrown state, as to some extent this protects it from even worse vandalism. Others feel that the site should be cleaned up and propper access provided.

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As an aside, if anyone is interested in what happened to the gravestones from the Greenbank churchyard when the Undertaker's Office was built, relatives that could be traced were asked if they wanted them moving, the rest were sold and now form part of a garden wall at a house in Noctorum.







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Well done upton, if they close the libraries they could just open up your house instead!


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lost a good few golf balls in them woods laugh

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Any chance of a UE to this site?



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I too would be up for that!
I was talking to a wiki the other week-d.d maybe?? And apparantly they cam be tricky to find, which put me off going on me own so a u.e would be great


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Originally Posted by RUDEBOX
I too would be up for that!
I was talking to a wiki the other week-d.d maybe?? And apparantly they cam be tricky to find, which put me off going on me own so a u.e would be great


WIKI TOUR? then a GHOST HUNT?


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Originally Posted by RUDEBOX
I too would be up for that!
I was talking to a wiki the other week-d.d maybe?? And apparantly they cam be tricky to find, which put me off going on me own so a u.e would be great


A gang of us went there early one morning (about 2am) and found the main patch of graves despite rain etc so no problem now.


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Cheers, even so well up for the u.e run on sunday-no doubj see you there!


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Yep, plenty of nettles, brambles etc, you'll feel quite at home now raftl raftl raftl


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Re: Overchurch Graves Stones [Re: diggingdeeper] #347750
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Which Sunday? I can't do next one as I have mother-in-law visiting. She ain't into UE/Ghosthunting. omg



Re: Overchurch Graves Stones [Re: uptoncx] #376741
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The ancient tomb stone with the cross on it is that of the Bold family approx 1600 or before. Can anyone tell me how I can find more information on the survey conducted in 1986 reference the gravestones

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Originally Posted by RobertFlanagan
The ancient tomb stone with the cross on it is that of the Bold family approx 1600 or before. Can anyone tell me how I can find more information on the survey conducted in 1986 reference the gravestones
try the archives mate!


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