Archive for June 8th, 2010

As promised in the first post on Christ Church Cathedral, we would visit the crypt. After our little diversion into what you cemetery blogger considers the perhaps overly macabre, here we are.

The lighting consists of spotlights on each monument, which can make even these little cherubs look a little more sinister.


Only a small section of the crypt is actually open, but the monuments are stunning. This one to John, Lord Bowes and Lord Chancellor of Ireland who died in 1767, was erected by his brother.

John, Lord Bowes

Another grief-stricken woman weeps forever over the body of Nathaniel Sneyd.



The tablet at the feet of the marble representation of the deceased recites his virtues.


And Henry Mathias, assistant surgeon, has a marker that tells us not only the date of his death, but the latitude.

Henry Mathias Memorial

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