WADENHOE. CHURCH : ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS

The churchyard contains a few very ancient graves and tombs. A tomb on the west side of the church grounds states "Here lyeth the dead corps of William Sanderson and Ihone his wife". Also of interest is a grave which, although badly weathered and unreadable, would date from the late 17th century by the looks of it. This grave has on it three images of skulls, and it appears as if the grave marks the final resting place of three members of the same family. The skull was to remind the onlooker that man was mortal and would die at a time when life expectencey was low, the message being put across in symbol form as most could not read or write. Over to the south west of the church grounds, a carpet of bluebells were in full flower.
A small figure to the west of the porch, apparantly asleep, seemed cat like in appearance and a mouth puller gargoyle is to be seen to the south of the church.
A delight to be here. Service finished and photos taken we made the short trip
to Stoke Doyle where, if anything, the lighting conditions were even better.

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