NJ6812 : Mortsafes in Cluny kirkyard

taken 12 years ago, near to Moor of Balvack, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Mortsafes in Cluny kirkyard
Mortsafes in Cluny kirkyard
Mort-safes were devices designed to physically prevent anatomists and body snatchers from obtaining the corpse. These at Cluny date to the early 1800s and consist of a large granite slab with an iron cage. This was lowered over the coffin until the corpse rotted and was then removed for further use.
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Thursday, 25 May, 2006   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 25 May, 2006
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Burial ground   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 68 12 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 57:12.1314N 2:31.3796W
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