A collection of eight lead coffins can be found in the crypt of Farleigh Hungerford Castle in Somerset. Bodies were essentially pickled and put into the anthropomorphic caskets to hold them together. The faces were carved from death masks. It’s believed this is the largest collection of lead coffins in Britain.
About the author and artist
The haunted, macabre, the downright peculiar ….the curiously gothic world of Todd Atteberry
Gothic horror stories, haunted travelogues, a healthy dose of witchcraft, paganism, stone circles and ancient trackways.
The Witch’s Gardener …
A look at witch’s garden plants, ideas, resources, moon gardens, folklore, herbalism and life with the witch’s gardener.
Gothic Travels …
Haunted travelogues, where to visit, where to stay, the history and truth behind the legends
Face Coverings for Goths … …
Go incognito whilst stopping the spread. Works as a headband, scarf, hair tie and other uses. $25 with free shipping.
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