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Iwerne Courtney Churchyard - Cemetery art and photography
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Iwerne Courtney Churchyard
Thomas Andrew Burnes headstone, Iwerne Courtney



Iwerne Courtney in December
The churchyard at Iwerne Courtney on a grey December morning.

Iwerne Courtney Churchyard

Churchyard wall, Iwerne Courtney
The high stuccoed wall between the churchyard and the neighbouring manor house.

Ornate is the gate, Iwerne Courtney
A small separate enclosure for past owners of Ranston Manor.

Celtic cross, Iwerne Courtney

Amherst, Felix, and Edith Webber memorial, Iwerne Courtney
A particularly solid Victorian memorial.

Eliza, Mahala & James Dodington headstone, Iwerne Courtney

Burt headstones, Iwerne Courtney

John & Maria Bath headstone, Iwerne Courtney


Agnes Mew table tomb, Iwerne Courtney
HERE LIETH THE BODY OF AGNES
MEW THE WIFE OF RICHARD MEW
OF THIS PARRISH LOOKING FOR THE
RESURRECTION OF THE JUST. WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE TENTH
DAY OF JANUARY IN THE YEARE
OF OUR LORD GOD 1670
SUI ETATIS 68

A very early table tomb. I've never come across one with biblical inscriptions on the end and side before.

Inscription, Agnes Mew table tomb, Iwerne Courtney

Inscription, Agnes Mew table tomb, Iwerne Courtney II
AWAKE AND SING YE THAT DWELL
IN THE DUST FOR THY DEW IS AS
THE DEW OF HEARBS AND THE EARTH
SHALL CAST FORTH HER DEAD

(Isiah 26:19)


Baubles, skull & mournful cherub

Current Location: Dorset, UK

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singeaddams From: singeaddams Date: December 19th, 2018 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
AND THE EARTH
SHALL CAST FORTH HER DEAD

I'm tempted to use that in a thriller novel. (Problem: I don't write thrillers.) But it's all beautiful. I especially love the landscape and the manor neighboring the churchyard. A perfect spot for a Golden Age murder mystery. (Dang, I don't write those either.)
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: December 19th, 2018 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it would make a splendid setting for a Golden Age whodunnit! That high manor house wall hiding all sorts of secrets...
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