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From: "Alan Ainger" <>
Subject: Re: Wrabness, cage in graveyard
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 10:09:23 +0100
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----- Original Message -----
From: "colleen morrison" <>

> On the 'Essex images' picture site, there's a photo of Wrabness graveyard
which shows a sort of wooden cage in between the graves. Would anyone know what
it is - an unusual tomb cover?
> I've never seen one like this.

I believe some churches had these to contain the bells because either the
tower/steeple was no longer able to support their weight or bells had been added
to the original peal and could not be contained within the church.

Somewhere in the back of my mind is a legend about the devil objecting to the
bells and removing them from the belfry everytime they were rehung - placing
them in a cage in the churchyard solved the problem!

Regards


Alan


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