Hordle’s cliff-top burial ground could reopen

Hordle Church was moved inland in 1829 ago but it seems that its graveyard containing the bodies of shipwrecked sailors may be reopened for new burials.

This is because the All Saints graveyard in Hordle village is now full and may be handed over by the parochial church council to the parish council.

There is some space in the original churchyard which also contains the tombs of Sir Reginald de Clerk, who fell in the Wars of the Roses, and Christopher Clark who died in 1720 aged 112.

A service is held on the site of the first church every summer.



About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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