The angel is praying for the soul of Jennifer who died aged 7.

St Michael, Sutton St Nicholas, Herefordshire 
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The church dates back to the 12th century. The church, lands and tithes were paid to the priory of St. Guthlac (now the site of the bus station in Hereford). Towards the end of the 12th century, the Priory made over its rights in St. Michael to the Knights Hospitallers of St. John to form a large estate controlled from their headquarters at Dinmore. In the 16th century the Sutton estate was acquired by the Lingen family from Freen’s Court. The church was restored in the mid-19th century, again in the early 20th century and most recently the bell tower was restored in the early 21st century.
The angel is praying for the soul of Jennifer who died aged 7.
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Unusual gravestones

A new book from the owners of probably the largest archive of cemetery related photographs in the world!

Available now - on both and

The authors have viewed millions of gravestones, and are offering readers a selection of the rare and unusual gravestones that they have seen, with full-colour illustrations. Each category of type of gravestone, age of person, cause of death, rare names, and errors found on gravestones are given a points score to indicate rarity.

Two specimen pages

Martin and Claire Nicholson - March 2015