The death of a "Bal Maiden".

 St Gulval, St Gulval, Cornwall
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The current church building is predominantly 12th century with subsequent additions. Most notable of these are the tower, built in 1440 and containing eight bells and a large stone lych gate that was added in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Jubilee. This is one of the very few graveyards where the atmosphere was decidedly "spooky" - walking down one particular avenue was not nice at all.

A bal maiden, from the Cornish language bal, a mine and the English maiden, a young or unmarried woman, was a female manual labourer working in the mining industries of Cornwall and the bordering areas of western Devon.
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