Monumental Inscriptions at Saint Thomas Becket Church, Tugby

The church has been the centre of English village life for centuries and Tugby is no exception to this. The majority of people who died in the village would have been buried in its churchyard. This may have included people of all denominations as here in Tugby, until the 1950s there was a Wesleyan Chapel just behind Tugby’s church tower. Of the many thousands of burials in this churchyard only a very small proportion would have had a headstone. The church is grateful to Maureen Bullows for recording the inscriptions of ledgerstones and headstones in the church and churchyard, which you can find in a yellow reference booklet in church.