Showing posts with label monument. Show all posts
Showing posts with label monument. Show all posts

Friday, 2 January 2015

Tombstones - soldiers

"The Clergyman's Hand-book of Law"
Charles M. Scanlan
Project Gutenburg

423.Tombstones, Soldiers.—The United States will erect tombstones at the graves of soldiers who served in the Civil War, in all cemeteries where their graves are unmarked. Wherever the United States has jurisdiction over cemeteries, it has made it a criminal offense punishable by fine or imprisonment to deface a tombstone.757
[pg 223]
424. Indigent Soldiers, Tombstones.—Most of the States have statutes providing for the burial of indigent soldiers and for putting tombstones at their graves. The attention of relatives of deceased soldiers should be called to it.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Pagan shrine to Church

Section of the Dolmen Chapel of the Seven Sleepers near Plouaret
"The earliest British shrines were merely stones, or caves, or holy wells, or sacred trees, or tumuli, preferably on a hill-top or in a wood. The next type is found in the monastery of St. Bride, which was simply a circular palisade encircling a sacred fire. This was in all probability similar to the earliest known form of the Egyptian temple, a wicker hut with tall poles forming the sides of the door; in front of this extended an enclosure which had two poles with flags on either side of the entrance. In the middle of the enclosure or court was a staff bearing the emblem of the God.

Later came stone circles and megalithic monuments in various forms, whence the connection is direct to cathedrals such as Chartres, which is said to be built largely from the remains of the prehistoric megaliths which originally stood there. There are chapels in Brittany and elsewhere built over pagan monoliths; indeed no new faith can ever do more than superimpose itself upon an older one, and statements about the wise and tender treatment of the old nature worship by the Church are euphemisms for the bald fact that Christianity, finding it impracticable to wean the heathen from their obdurate beliefs, made the best of the situation by decreeing its feasts to coincide with pre-existing festivals."

Title: Archaic England
       An Essay in Deciphering Prehistory from Megalithic
       Monuments, Earthworks, Customs, Coins, Place-names, and
       Faerie Superstitions
Author: Harold Bayley

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Friday, 12 October 2012

Burial in Church

All Saints - Kettlestone [Link]
© Godric Godricson

Scrubbed and scraped

Saint Andrew - Little Snoring [Link]
© Godric Godricson

I like this photogrtaph because it gives some impression of the big sky that frames Norfolk and the graveyard. We can also see how the lovable rascals in the Diocese of Norwich have allowed the grubbing out of  many memorials and monuments.

Walter Cummings Died 7th April 1902

Buried - Kalkara, Malta [Link]
© Godric Godricson

Thursday, 11 October 2012

The traditional married ideal

Saint Mary The Virgin  - Great Snoring  [Link]
© Godric Godricson

War Dead - Lieutenant Charles Ramsey Bayly Died 29th March 1918

Saint Mary The Virgin  - Great Snoring  [Link]
© Godric Godricson

Saint Mary The Virgin  - Great Snoring  [Link]
© Godric Godricson