Throwleigh – St Mary’s

About This Churchyard

Set in a Dartmoor village the Churchyard has areas of wildflowers, ox eye daises, yellow rattle, betony, mallow, some orchids and devils bit scabious in the late summer. Butterflies include marbled white, small pearl bordered fritillary & the day flying Chimney Sweeper moth, indicator of old pasture. CPRE “Best churchyard in Devon” competition 2018- “Highly Commended”. Designated a ”County Wildlife Site” in 2020, the first so far in Devon.

Key Features
  • Wildflower areas
  • Peaceful space for quiet reflection
  • Wildlife haven
  • Memorials with famous or infamous connections
  • Sundial
  • Great for fungi
  • Lichen haven
  • Lovely lychgate
St Mary the Virgin,
EX20 2HU
United Kingdom

Opening times

The Church is open during the day.
The Churchyard is always open.

Contact details

Friends of Throwleigh Church Website 


There are steps at the entrance to the churchyard  and throughout. Paths are rolled stone and some are narrow. There are two benches in the churchyards.


There is limited road side parking by the church.

Public Transport

There is one bus a week (670) that stops in Throwleigh, for more information visit


There are cafes in Chagford and Okehampton both 15-20mins drive.


There is a toilet attached to the church.

More Information

Throwleigh Parish Website

Throwleigh churchyard plant list

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