St. Cuthbert's Church, Elsdon - cabinet containing the skulls of three horses

  • Description

    "See [[3637420]]. An information board near the cabinet says that the skulls "were discovered inside the spire that surmounts the bell turret during the restoration of 1877. The reason for building the skulls into the turret remains a mystery, but it has been suggested that it may be found in the survival of some old pagan custom in which sacrificing a horse was seen as an act of sanctification"." Photo by Mike Quinn, 2013.
  • Owner

    Mike Quinn
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 8 months ago
    Viewed: 372 times
    Picture Taken: 2013-08-03
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