SO3067 : Norton bier

taken 11 months ago, near to Norton, Powys, Great Britain

Norton bier
Norton bier
The wheeled bier in SO3067 : St Andrew's Church in Norton / Eglwys Sant Andreas yn Norton was purchased for 30 in 1926, and was available only for funerals from houses within a strictly defined area within the parish. Charges for its use were levied on a sliding scale according to the rateable value of the bereaved household, ranging from two shillings (10p) to ten shillings (50p) - with a minimum fee of five shillings (25p) for "outsiders of the parish".

With the advent of motorised hearses, the old bier has been relegated to use as a tract table, for display of leaflets near the entrance to the church.
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 4 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3045 6725 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.9371N 3:1.2789W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3046 6725
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Bier  Funeral Bier  Funeral Cart  Tract Table 

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