In the churchyard is the grave of William Burness, the poet's father.
On his return he held memorable services in the churchyard at Epworth.
In the churchyard the graves are buttressed, storms being frequent and violent on this unprotected coast.
The Anglican church of St Collen, Norman and Early English, has a monument in the churchyard to the "Ladies of Llangollen," Lady Eleanor Butler and Hon.
(b) (Churchyard Beetle).