21 May 2023
Scampton St. John the Baptist Churchyard - War Graves Week Tour
War Graves Week is an initiative aimed at encouraging people from the local community to come together and discover the World War heritage on their doorstep – learning about the stories of those commemorated by the CWGC and the skills, dedication and expertise of those CWGC staff and volunteers who work to keep their memory alive.
MEETING POINT: At the cemetery entrance.
During the Second World War there was a Royal Air Force Station at Scampton, and in the early months of the war a plot lying to the right of the entrance was set aside for the burial of servicemen. In 1941 it became necessary to reserve further ground for this purpose and a plot in an extension of the churchyard north of the church was used. The war graves in this burial ground are therefore in two sections and these are linked by a footpath. Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard contains 64 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and eight German war graves.
Limited parking available nearby; on-site facilities including toilets. Level ground.
Please dress for the weather and wear suitable footwear.