TQ9572 : Minster Abbey: 18th-century headstone, dated 1732

taken 1 year ago, near to Minster, Kent, Great Britain

Minster Abbey: 18th-century headstone, dated 1732
Minster Abbey: 18th-century headstone, dated 1732
Many dozens of old headstones have been arranged along the northern and southern boundaries of the abbey churchyard. In a matter of a couple of minutes (in the rain!) I found a number of interesting old stones - I'd recommend a more leisurely search to anyone interested in such things.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about this stone is that the (customary) hour-glass (top left) is balanced (top right) by a serpent with its tail in its mouth - plainly a symbol of immortality, but not one that belongs to the Christian tradition.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe  Islands  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9560 7295 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.3082N 0:48.7136E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9560 7295
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