Unusual grave site

Maddie and I went for a bike ride recently while Shannon was away in Seattle on business. We headed up the towpath towards Thorpe Park, and cut down a side road following a sign that we always see during our weekday commuting routine, dropping at her nursery. The sign points to a “10th century church” which it turns out is in Thorpe.

I thought this grave site was really unusual. I’ve never seen a burial marker like this that is just a straight line marking the coffin’s location, rather then the usual rectangle. I thought it was beautiful, especially with the line of metal type running down its length.

Gravestone #1

Gravestone #2

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ECSCW 2007
M&S do green