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4. Derbyshire Eyam (3) The Parish Church of St Lawrence and its Saxon Cross

See also Eyam Village Scenes

The Parish Church, Eyam

The Parish Church of St Lawrence in the village of Eyam. It dates from Saxon times with rebuilding and additions by the Normans in the 11th century and through the later medieval period. The present building is mainly 13th and 14th century stonework

 

The 8th century Saxon Cross in churchyard of Eyam Parish Church

The 8th-9th? century Saxon Cross in churchyard of Eyam Parish Church. The cross is carved with both Christian and pagan symbols. The church is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Eyam.

 

The 8th century Saxon Cross in churchyard of Eyam Parish Church  the sun-dial from 1775

The remains of a Saxon Cross and the sun-dial from 1775 above the smaller south door.

 

the sun-dial from 1775

Sun-dial.

 

Tomb of doom!

Eyam Church of St Lawrence: Tomb of doom! very appropriate for a 'plague' village.

 

Eyam Church viewed from the south-east.

Eyam Church viewed from the south-east corner of the quiet graveyard, but it is not always so peaceful, St Lawrence Church is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Eyam village.

See also Eyam Village Scenes

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