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photoblog image Images from a Cornish Churchyard (2)

Images from a Cornish Churchyard (2)

Ancient stone cross, probably fashioned from a stone of prehistoric veneration

Images from a Cornish Churchyard (2)

Ancient stone cross, probably fashioned from a stone of prehistoric veneration

comments (18)

Drôle de forme qui peut prêter à  confusion...
Lisl: This might well have been used as a "Preaching Cross" before the Church was built, Martine
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jun 2019, 02:39
I supposr this must be the nob's sector of the yard, Lisl.
Lisl: Probably, Ray - the South side of any Church was the preferred place of interment (if you weren't nobbish enough to be buried in a vault under the Church)
Amazing - and lovely to see the flowers
Lisl: Cornish Churchyards are full of flowers at the moment, Elizabeth - wait till tomorrow!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jun 2019, 06:14
Yes, veneration!
Lisl: A long tradition of it, Philine
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jun 2019, 06:32
Fertility cult!
Lisl: Possibly in prehistoric times
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jun 2019, 06:51
Very nice too Lisl. Cornwall is a haven for these ancient things
Lisl: It's a delight to discover them
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jun 2019, 07:09
I just imagine the hours of work by the local stonemason. I like it slight lean to the right.
Lisl: Yes - and hard granite, too!
J'aime ces croix si particulière
Lisl: Yes - I think you may have something similar en Bretagne?
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 18 Jun 2019, 07:25
Excellent
JP
Lisl: Merci bien, JP
A monument to the deity Bonio

Ray beat me to it about the other ....grin
Lisl: Ah, Bill - so you like dogs, too?
A most unusually shaped cross isn't it.
Lisl: It is very ancient - you can see a cross incised on the top part
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jun 2019, 17:06
What an interesting shape.
Lisl: Yes - a lot of the Churchyards there have similar crosses. Sometimes they were used as preaching crosses before the Churches were built
It is magnificent in its beautiful granite and its simplicity
Lisl: It is one of many which I hope to photograph one day, Marie
Keeping the moss at bay would preserve it longer' I am wondering why you call it a cross.
Lisl: Those are lichens growing on the stone - some can be very rare
Sorry, I just read your reply to Brian.
Lisl: That's OK, Mary
It certainly looks ancient...
Lisl: There are very many of them if you look in Cornish Churchyards
i wouldn't have thought of this stone as a cross Lisl... i thought along the same lines as Ray and Bill....petersmile
Lisl: If you have another look, Peter, you will see a cross carved on it
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 18 Jun 2019, 22:43
so very unusual
Lisl: If you ever get a chance to visit Cornwall, you would see quite a few of these, all slightly different of course

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