The churchyard at All Saints was used until the town cemetery opened in the 19th century. Since then the churchyard has seen few burials. Later in the 20th century the gravestones were moved to allow easier maintenance of the churchyard. A plan of the churchyard drawn before the move shows 281 gravestones and records have been found of the inscriptions on 127 of them. The record consists of a diagram on paper to show the shape of each headstone within which is written the inscription.
An image has been made for each gravestone inscription and these are listed below in family name alphabetical order. The paper record was made using pencil or biro and some are not very clear. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. But please bear in mind that some inscriptions were incomplete when the record was made as weathering of the stone led to lack of clarity. There may be some transcription errors. If you are aware of any errors do please let us know.
The inscriptions are listed with family names, christian names and year of burial. To view the inscription for any gravestone, please click on the name listed below. At the foot of the page are listed unclear inscriptions and those with only initials.
There appears to be an error in the transcription of the date on the headstone for Eleanor Jane Bennett. The Lincolnshire Chronicle for 27 July 1849. page 5, states "On July 14 at Winterton at the house of her brother Mr L M Bennett surgeon Eleanor Jane eldest daughter of Lucas Bennett surgeon late of Barton-on-Humber." [Source - Jane Ford, Australia]. And a check of our church burial register shows that Eleanor was buried on 18 July 1849, aged 43.
The following gravestone inscriptions were either unclear or consisted only of initials.