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By Trevor Yorke

A concise well-illustrated consultant to the categories of funerary memorials to be present in the churchyards of britain. Yorke describes the different sorts of gravestones, effigies and tombs, and offers tips on improvement, relationship and neighborhood diversifications. There also are sections on iconography, and on epitaphs.

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Graveboard: Horizontal plank or rail supported by way of posts and operating up the part of the grave, carved with info of deceased (also referred to as dead-board). Hogsback: A overdue Saxon memorial formed like an extended residence, occasionally with animals and located in Northern (Danish stimulated) counties. Ledger: A horizontal slab masking the burial with information of the deceased carved upon it (can be raised upon a quick plinth). Mausoleum: a wide family members tomb which might be the scale of a small freestanding construction. Necropolis: potential the ‘city of the useless’ yet is usually used to consult huge Victorian cemeteries. Obelisk: A tall stone pillar, sq. in plan, which tapers to a pyramid best. Ogee: An ‘S’-shaped curve or arch. Pedestal tomb: A tall tomb with a sq., around or polygonal plan, usually with an urn at the most sensible. Pediment: A low triangular-shaped characteristic supported on columns projecting from the top or centre of a classical development. Used as an ornamental function on a few gravestones and tombs. Pilaster: A flat column, to that end carved into the skin of a headstone or tomb. Quatrefoils: A foil is a around lobe utilized in Gothic ornament, with the prefix ‘quatre’ that means 4, and ‘tre’ that means 3. prepared like a clover leaf. Rococo: A flamboyant mid 18th-century kind characterized on memorials by way of deep foliage and convex panels. Sarcophagus: skill ‘flesh eater’ and initially noted stone coffins yet now used to explain a Classical memorial within the form of a casket or tub bath. Stela: A Classical type of upright stone, frequently with a most sensible shaped from triangles. desk tomb: A flat ledger raised upon columns in each one nook so it seems that as a hole chest tomb. Weepers: Carved figures in mourning. Bibliography English churchyard memorials, Frederick Burgess, 1963 (reprinted 2004) English churchyard memorials, Hilary Lees, 2000 Churchyards of britain and Wales, Brian Bailey, 1987 structures of britain sequence, Nikolaus Pevsner and others. County publications which come with info on awesome memorials in and out of church buildings.

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