Martin Nicholson's Cemetery Project

St Edward the Confessor, Knighton, Powys

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Knighton was the quietest small town we have ever visited. The graveyard had one spectacular find plus some other unusual discoveries - just the sort of place we love to visit.

Arthur died aged 8 months. This appears to be his death mask attached to his grave. We have never seen this done before.

Thomas Hope was killed when he was struck by lightning while standing beneath an oak tree.

Mary was "mentioned on the other side" of this gravestone. Sadly the other side has almost been eroded away.

Thomas Owen was a tanner.

"The fear of the Lord is wisdom - wisdom was intially spelt incorrectlly which made us both smile.

A wheelwright

Inside the church there was a particularly ornate war memorial.

A sedila is one of a set of seats, usually three, for the use of the presiding clergy.

Martin Nicholson - Shropshire, United Kingdom.

This page was last updated on March 17th 2014.