St Mary Magdalene, Hadnall
Churchyard Memorials Survey
Last update: 3rd December 2019
Group began a re-survey of the burial memorials in Hadnall
Churchyard in May 2019. Using the 1996 Shropshire
Family History Society's Survey as a basis, we began by
updating the record of the existing graves and adding the
new ones. Memorials that were arranged round the edge
of the churchyard which had been removed from their original
site were looked at and checked where that was practical -
otherwise the original data was retained. Where
memorial deterioration has taken place the photographs(s)
show the current state, but the original information is
The pattern of display reflects this Group's work in Astley Churchyard (part of the
same benfice as Hadnall) to provide the same kind of
resources for everyone to access.
Once the survey is completed, updates will keep the records
up-to-date in both churchyards.
Resources being produced - available are in accessed by following the blue links.
New - Jackie Williams has found an
interesting set of documents in the Shropshire
is the petition to The Consistory Court Of Lichfield
(Diocese) to move some of the graves in Hadnall
Curchyard in 1967. At this point, we have no
information about the outcome of the petition except
to say some things did happen later but not all the
movements took place. The accompanying map gives
good detail about here these graves were at that
time. Some of the graves mentioned can still be
found in situ and others are listed in "B" graves as
being moved to the side of the churchyard.
Others still, are known to be on the side but not
mentioned in the "B" list. More research is
needed. However a long list of names, hitherto
not available to us gives a little new information.
For the moment, we are offering scans of the map, pages and a transcription.
Undoubtedly there are error and ommisions, so anyone
who can offer corrections, is very welcome to send
these to history@ hadnall.org.uk If anyone knows
more about this event, we would be delighted to hear -
there might be someone who can remember the events
surrounding this and the outcome!