Sunday, 17 November 2013

Buried in Stone

This Elizabethan tomb is rather weather-beaten - not surprisingly, as it has been out in the cold since 1749.  The old church that it was in was taken down then, and a new one built a few yards away, which still stands.
The knight (probably William Crompton) and his wife have lost bits of legs and arms etc down the years.

You can see it in the town of Stone, by St Michael's Church.

This post was featured on the Cemetery Sunday website


  1. Wonder what the old church looked like

  2. Amazing that at the time no-one considered preserving something that would have been centuries old even in the 1700s.

    Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday.