The famous tomb of Blanche Mortimer of 1347.

 St Bartholomew, Much Marcle, Herefordshire
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St. Bartholomew’s Church at Much Marcle is a large 13th century parish church often described as a mini Cathedral. 6 fine Charles Earner Kempe stained glass windows can be seen along with the internationally famous yew tree which is over 1500 years old.
The chancel at St. Bartholomew’s Church contains
the famous tomb of Blanche Mortimer of 1347.
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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