Area C and the associated clusters b, c and d are in the most overgrown part of the churchyard, and access is in part very difficult. Many of the graves remain in situ, although some are very overgrown (figure 1). The clusters contain both in situ graves and headstones that have been moved – it is extremely difficult to distinguish between these categories in the undergrowth (figure 2). Many of the headstones are in poor condition and difficult to read, with a significant number that cannot be identified. Without a doubt there are many more headstones buried beneath the undergrowth that could not be accessed and photographed.
Figure 1. Area C
Cluster b Cluster c
Figure 2 Clusters b, c and d
Notable graves and monuments
Figure 3 shows the following notable graves in this section.
- The grave of William Durrad, Lichfield’s first station master (d 1889).
- The striking angel monument of Thomas Trubshaw Johnson (d 1871).
- The large and very noticeable grave of Mary Cotterill and her brother Thomas and his wife Elizabeth.
- The grave of the architectural critic John Louis Petit (d 1868) and his numerous siblings
- A large but unidentified grave that formerly had iron railings that were removed in the second world war.
Durrad grave Johnson grave Cotterill grave
Petit grave Unidentified grave
Figure 3 Notable memorials in Area C