WADENHOE. CHURCH : ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS

Wadenhoe sun dial
Wadenhoe exterior

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.
  Graves with skulls on then are called "Deaths Head" stones and these are designed to show to the onlooker the mortality of Man, in picture form at a time when most of the population could not read or write.

Wadenhoe stained glass
Wadenhoe
Wadenhoe stained glass 2
Wadenhoe walled up arch
Wadenhoe gargoyle
Wadenhoe church grounds 2
Wadenhoe capital carving
wadenhoe church grounds
Wadenhoe carved capital 2

You are viewing the text version of this site.

To view the full version please install the Adobe Flash Player and ensure your web browser has JavaScript enabled.

Need help? check the requirements page.


Get Flash Player