St. Peters Churchyard
The churchyard to the south of the Church makes a positive contribution to the setting of the church with some parts never having been built on. It contains a number of large, mature Horse Chestnut, Lime, Turkey Oak and Sycamore trees. Yew trees, typical of many churchyards are also present as well as an extensive carpet of ground flora, particularly in the spring when an impressive display of primroses comes into flower.
Pellitory of the Wall, Wood Sedge and Deadly Nightshade have all been recorded previously - indicators of the churchyard's past and its long-established vegetation.
Total species seen at this site: 16
The oldest building in the suburb of Belgrave, Leicester is St Peter’s church of which parts date back to the 12th century when the church was much smaller than the present building.
The church has been closed for approximately five years, but the churchyard is open to members of the public and to enable access to the Garden of Remembrance created for the internment of ashes of local families who have a general connection with the parish of St Peters.
Access is available at all reasonable times.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Grey Squirrel||Sciurus carolinensis||18/05/2018||Orientalis|
|Agromyza flavipennis||18/05/2018||Peter Smith|
|Phytomyza ranunculi||02/05/2018||Peter Smith|
|Bitter Chocolate Rust||Uromyces ficariae||02/05/2018||Peter Smith|
|Lesser Celandine||Ficaria verna||02/05/2018||Peter Smith|
|White-lipped Snail||Cepaea hortensis||02/05/2018||Peter Smith|
|Greenhouse Slug||Ambigolimax valentianus||02/05/2018||Peter Smith|
|Fool's Parsley||Aethusa cynapium||16/09/2015||Peter Smith|
|Black Nightshade||Solanum nigrum||29/07/2015||Peter Smith|
|Contarinia tiliarum||24/06/2015||Peter Smith|
|Wall Lettuce||Mycelis muralis||17/06/2015||Peter Smith|
|Yellow Corydalis||Pseudofumaria lutea||17/06/2015||Peter Smith|
|Pineappleweed||Matricaria discoidea||17/06/2015||Peter Smith|
|Nuthatch||Sitta europaea||24/03/2015||Peter Smith|
|Lesser Celandine||Ficaria verna||24/03/2015||Peter Smith|
|Group||Common name||Latin name||Last seen|
|Flies, Gnats and Midges||Agromyza flavipennis||18/05/2018|
|Flies, Gnats and Midges||Contarinia tiliarum||24/06/2015|
|Flies, Gnats and Midges||Phytomyza ranunculi||02/05/2018|
|Fungi||Bitter Chocolate Rust||Uromyces ficariae||02/05/2018|
|Mammals||Grey Squirrel||Sciurus carolinensis||18/05/2018|
|Slugs & Snails||Greenhouse Slug||Ambigolimax valentianus||02/05/2018|
|Slugs & Snails||White-lipped Snail||Cepaea hortensis||02/05/2018|
|Wildflowers||Fool's Parsley||Aethusa cynapium||16/09/2015|
|Wildflowers||Lesser Celandine||Ficaria verna||24/03/2015|
|Wildflowers||Wall Lettuce||Mycelis muralis||17/06/2015|
|Wildflowers||Yellow Corydalis||Pseudofumaria lutea||17/06/2015|
|Wildflowers||Black Nightshade||Solanum nigrum||29/07/2015|
|Wildflowers||Ivy-leaved Speedwell||Veronica hederifolia||24/03/2015|
|Wildflowers||Sweet Violet||Viola odorata||24/03/2015|