And only later did I read that the church also has a perfect "leper's squint", a diagonal niche carved in the stone during the Middle Ages to allow those not allowed into the church to wittness the Elevation of the Host. Darn, I simply must research things more intently prior to my travels!
But I did find a couple of unexpected curiosities. There was a tombstone from the 1870s in memory of Mary, wife of Septimus Wraune. A most unusual name, did it relate to local antiquarian studies?
And check out this tombstone from near the Saxon Cross:
Our life hangs on a single thread
Which soon is cut then we are dead.
Then boast not reader of thy might.
Alive at noon and dead at night.
Affliction sore long (illegible) I bore,
Physicians were in vain.
Till God did please to give me ease
And take me from my pain.
Well. Rather gloomy stuff from someone who died at the tender age of 20. But to me it sounds a bit like a sort of standard inscription. Something along the lines of: "As you are I once was, as I am you shall be." and similar sentiments you find on tombstones from Colonial times in New England.