Wordless Wednesday #21

Yes, I know it’s a graveyard, but I think these are quite fascinating as they were built to protect the dead from grave robbers.

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28 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday #21

    • Hello, and thanks for visiting!

      I think reasonably successful Jams. It was to keep grave robbers or resurrectionists out AMTG! I haven’t photographed it yet, but I know there’s a kirkyard not too far away from where I live with a ‘Mort House’ in it. It was a place to lock bodies in until they were too decomposed to be stolen and sold! Sorry, hope no-one was eating while reading this 😀

  1. I didn’t see your explanation at first, so I wrestled between 2 theories: a punishment method designed for the squeemish, or a (somewhat impractical) device for burning bodies. Never would have guessed what it really was…

  2. Hi Alison, we got back from Scotland last night, so I’m running a little late. We didn’t see any of this while were there!
    Mine today, i.e, “It didn’t happen on my shift.”

  3. No wonder you like CSI! :) Not too many years back there were no cadavers for doctors to examine (except for maybe the poor sots with no families) and doctors would pay to get bodies. It became a very lucrative trade for those with no scruples or money. Very interesting shot Alison. Is that one slab of stone on the top, or many?

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