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Sunday 16 September 2012

Cemetery Sunday - Vault





This beautiful ornately carved vault in St James the Less churchyard, Stubbings, Burchetts Green, Berkshire bears no inscription or indication, save the carved coast of arms, as to who may be buried here.

They must have been someone of some importance to have such an elaborate resting place.



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10 comments:

  1. A corkingly ornate vault, Nicola. Very nice!

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    1. Thank you. Shame we don't know who's under it.

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  2. Thanks for hosting, Nicola.

    This is a post-in-progress. I am having trouble proving an identity. And some sloppy research in Ancestry.com is not helping ... but I will get there ... I will get there ...

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    1. Thank you for joining in! I know that feeling well.

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  3. I'm a bit late to your new party!
    I guess they expected you to simply know who they were by their coat of arms - rather like a celeberty who thinks they need no introduction!

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    1. Entirely possible. Trouble is time has a way of making people forget. I did contact the church and ask them if they had any record as to who was buried there. I got no reply.

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  4. What a lovely vault and such a shame not to know the story.

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    1. It is a shame as I bet it would have been an interesting one.

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  5. I wonder if he was one of the early priests of this church?
    It is a beautifully carved vault.

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  6. Oh I suspect not a priest or minister. I do hope not. I should think it to be a squire or landholder ... head bigger than heart type ...

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