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celtic cross in the churchyardThe Plumtree Interactive Churchyard allows you to use your computer to discover the location of a headstone for someone who is buried (or whose ashes are interred) in Plumtree Churchyard.

The churchyard is divided into three areas: the main Churchyard, the Garden of Rest, and the Walnut Tree (ashes are interred underneath this tree). Within the Interactive Churchyard there is a separate plan for each of these areas.

Click on the Interactive Churchyard button below to download and open the Plumtree Interactive Churchyard (burials up to June 2017).

click on this button to view the plumtree interactive churchyard (2.7 MBytes)


Note: Due to changes in the way PDF files are created, we can't easily update the Interactive Churchyard. Therefore if you wish to find information on interments between June 2017 and November 2019, please use the following (non-interactive) pdf file: St Mary's Churchyard (1.9 MBytes)


How to use the Plumtree Interactive Churchyard

  • Click on a letter on the first page to display a list of entries for surnames beginning with that letter.
  • Find the name for which you are looking and click on it (use the Prev. page, Next page and Back to top buttons to navigate through the list).
  • A close-up map of part of the churchyard is displayed with the corresponding plot highlighted.
    • marker for a plot with a headstoneindicates that the plot has a headstone.
    • marker for a plot without a headstoneindicates that the plot does not have a headstone.
  • Mark the plot on the appropriate plan of the churchyard; take this with you when you visit the churchyard to help you find the plot.
  • Click on the highlighted plot to return to the list of names.
  • When you have finished using the Interactive Churchyard, close the PDF reader.


Other information

Note for Windows 10 users [click for details]

Special note if you are running Windows 10 and the Interactive Churchyard opens in Microsoft Edge

When a Windows 10 update is received, it may reset your default PDF reader to Microsoft Edge. Unfortunately Edge does not support the JavaScript that is used to make the churchyard ‘interactive’, and it simply doesn't work.

This note explains how you can ensure that the interactive churchyard opens in a suitable PDF reader instead of Edge.

Probably the most reliable PDF reader that you can use to open PDF files is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, which can be downloaded here.

Once you have downloaded and installed Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (or your chosen equivalent), you will need to configure it as the default application for displaying PDF files.

To do this, proceed as follows:

  1. Click the Windows button at the very bottom left of the screen windows start icon
  2. From the menu on the left, select Settings
  3. Select System (Display, notifications, apps, power)
  4. From the System menu (on the left), select Default Apps
  5. Scroll down to the link Choose default applications by file type (on the right)
  6. Scroll down the list of file types until you come to .pdf (Adobe Acrobat Document)
  7. Click on Microsoft Edge (or whatever the default PDF reader application is currently set to); a list of available applications will be displayed
  8. From the list, select Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (or your chosen equivalent); the change will be applied immediately

All PDF files, including the Plumtree Interactive Churchyard will now open in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (or your chosen equivalent). At least until the next Windows 10 update.

Problems? [click for details]


If you experience problems, such as the ‘interactive’ functionality not working:

  • Check that your browser is HTML5 compatible.
  • Also, make sure that your browser is configured to Use Adobe Reader when displaying Portable Document Format (PDF) files and not its built-in PDF reader; the latter may not support the JavaScript programming language which is used to make the churchyard ‘interactive’.
  • The Plumtree Interactive Churchyard will not work on tablets or smartphones since such devices do not currently have full JavaScript support. 

PDF Readers [click for details]

PDF Readers

The Plumtree Interactive Churchyard is an ‘interactive’ PDF file that only works on PDF readers that support JavaScript. You will need to use Acrobat Reader Version 8.0 onwards (or similar). The current version is called Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

If you don't have a suitable PDF reader installed, we recommend that you download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (it's free from the Adobe website).
You can do this by clicking on the button below (opens a new window).

click here to download adobe reader

Plans of the Churchyard [click for details]

Plans of the Churchyard

You can print out paper copies of the churchyard plans. These will make it easier for you to identify the exact location of a plot. There are three plans: the main Churchyard, the Garden of Rest, and the Walnut Tree (ashes are interred underneath this tree).

Click on the Churchyard Plans button below to display a PDF of the churchyard plans that you can print out:

click to display a pdf of the churchyard plans that you can print out


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