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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.

Key Features
  • Wildflower areas
  • Wildlife haven
  • Sundial
  • Fascinating monuments
  • Birders paradise
  • Peaceful space for quiet reflection
Visitor Information

🥾 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.

 

Address

St Edith’s Church, Eaton-under-Heywood, Church Stretton SY6 7DH

Opening Times

The church is open during daylight hours and  the churchyard is always open.

Contact details

Nichola@eatonmanor.co.uk

Tel: 01694 724814

Accessibility

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.

Toilets

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.

Seating

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.

Cafe

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

More Information

St Edith species list