Eaton-Under-Heywood – St Edith’s
About this churchyard
You will find St Edith’s Church at the end of the road, tucked into Wenlock Edge, a wonderfully peaceful spot. Parts of the building date back to the 12th Century and there is a grade II listed slab tomb in the churchyard.
This sloping site is a haven to wildlife and has been managed for biodiversity for some years. Areas of the churchyard are allowed to grow long throughout the summer and are then cut and the ‘hay’ removed. Slow worm, adder and common lizard have been spotted here as well as zigzag clover, yellow oat grass, devil’s bit scabious and Betony.
- Wildflower areas
- Wildlife haven
- Fascinating monuments
- Birders paradise
- Peaceful space for quiet reflection
🥾 This is a sloping site and there is a steady climb up to the church via a solid path. Grass paths are mowed around the churchyard.
🅿 There is parking for several cars on the road by the church gate.
St Edith’s Church, Eaton-under-Heywood, Church Stretton SY6 7DH
The church is open during daylight hours and the churchyard is always open.
Tel: 01694 724814
This is a sloping site and there is a steady climb up to the church via a solid path. Grass paths are mowed around the churchyard.
There is a compost toilet just beyond the churchyard (access uphill through the churchyard).
The closest accessible toilets are at Cardingmill Valley (National Trust) 15 min drive.
There is a bench in the churchyard and seating in the porch
Parking & transport
There is parking for several cars on the road by the church gate and additional parking available at Eaton Manor by request.
There are several options in Church Stretton. For groups private dining and meeting rooms available at Eaton Manor to be booked in advance. www.eatonmanor.co.uk