UK - The Crypt Of St. Leonard: information, history, photos.

The Crypt Of St. Leonard: History, information.

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Kościół St. Leonard w Hythe: malowidło
Painting of the Church

In the South East of England we can find mieścinę, where the hill stands a small Church surrounded by tombstones. The building, like many others, but deep in its cellars you can find a fascinating relic of the past, which was already mentioned Samuel Jeake in 1678.

The temple itself was built on a hill, already in the XI century. One of its towers located in the Eastern part was in 1739, was destroyed by an earthquake and again 11 years later, in 1750. Chancel, from 1220 also includes the so-called crypt (the place used to store the bones or ashes of the deceased, who had been subjected to cremation) that was posted more than 2 000 8 000 skulls and other bones. They come with the middle ages and probably was moved here after being removed from land to make room for the next burial. It was a normal behavior in England, however, the bones usually disappear in one place, which never happened, is a very rare case. This is one of two extant ossuariów in England. Some of the skulls bears traces trepanacji, i.e. surgical intervention, performed with a drill or trepanu, chisels, and pincers of the brain, the servant opening the meninges.

By the way, visits to the crypt and the Church itself. His pillars on the South side of the nave we can see the medieval graffiti depicting ships. Searching further, you should pay attention to the door of the sacristy, located on the North side of the nave. For them to find the <url> is preserved in very good condition, entrance from the early epoch of the Normans. It is assumed that it was once the entrance to the Church, which was later expanded. The building is surrounded by a small cemetery.

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