Cruwys Morchard- Holy Cross

About this churchyard

Holy Cross church, Cruwys Morchard is at the heart of one of the largest parishes in Devon.

It is a secluded spot accompanied by the village hall and neighbouring manor house.

The unusual Lychgate is of a rotating design (similar to a revolving door).

The majority of the old churchyard is allowed to grow long through the summer months, whilst the more modern extension is regularly cut. In the late summer the sward is cut and raked enabling a range of wildflowers and grasses to flourish.

Cruwys Morchard Churchyard plants 2022

Key Features
  • Wildflower areas
  • Peaceful space for quiet reflection
  • Wildlife haven
  • Birders paradise
  • Lichen haven
  • Lovely lychgate

Holy Cross Church
Cruwys Morchard
EX16 8LD
Visitor Information
Opening Times

The burial ground always open.

Contact details

Contact number scan be found on the church website


There are several steps up to the lychgate from the road and a surfaced path from the lychgate to the church door all other paths around the churchyard are short-mowed grass.

The steps can be avoided by using the gate on the road junction to the more recent burial ground, this is short mown grass and slightly uphill to the old churchyard.


Public conveniences in Tiverton’s Town Centre (15 mins drive), based in the Pannier Market Car Park.  By vehicle, you access the car park via Newport Street.  However, by foot, the toilets are next to the pedestrian access off of Bampton Street.


There is a bench near the gate between the old and new burial grounds.

Parking & Transport

The 870 Crediton to Tiverton bus stops at the nearby road junction on a Tuesday.
Bus timetable


There are several eateries in Tiverton 15 mins drive away.

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