Ratcliffe Culey Churchyard

Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

Getting There

The church is at the end of Church Lane, a short road leading off Main Street.



Wild places

Total species seen at this site: 13


The churchyard of All Saints Church has both mown areas and less managed grassland where numerous wildflowers are allowed to mature. The hedges are also of good size and structure with several shrub species present and a few mature trees. The church itself was built in the early 14th century and has changed little in external appearance since that time.

Wildlife Highlights

There are a number of ‘meadow’ species in the grassland sward, such as Lady’s Bedstraw Galium verum, Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris and Common Sorrel Rumex acetosa. Orange Hawkweed (or Fox and Cubs) also grows amongst the gravestones.


The records and images below may include those from adjacent sites if the grid reference submitted with these records overlaps the boundary of this Wild Place.

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Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
Lady's BedstrawGalium verum26/06/2019David Nicholls
Fox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca26/06/2019David Nicholls
Germander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys26/06/2019David Nicholls
Red CloverTrifolium pratense26/06/2019David Nicholls
White CloverTrifolium repens26/06/2019David Nicholls
Creeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans26/06/2019David Nicholls
Ground-ivyGlechoma hederacea26/06/2019David Nicholls
Common SorrelRumex acetosa26/06/2019David Nicholls
House SparrowPasser domesticus26/06/2019David Nicholls
Perennial Rye-grassLolium perenne26/06/2019David Nicholls
Yorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus26/06/2019David Nicholls
TimothyPhleum pratense26/06/2019David Nicholls
Meadow ButtercupRanunculus acris26/06/2019David Nicholls

Group Common name Latin name Last seen
WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa26/06/2019
WildflowersCreeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans26/06/2019
WildflowersFox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca26/06/2019
WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys26/06/2019
WildflowersGround-ivyGlechoma hederacea26/06/2019
BirdsHouse SparrowPasser domesticus26/06/2019
WildflowersLady's BedstrawGalium verum26/06/2019
WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris26/06/2019
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPerennial Rye-grassLolium perenne26/06/2019
WildflowersRed CloverTrifolium pratense26/06/2019
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesTimothyPhleum pratense26/06/2019
WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens26/06/2019
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus26/06/2019