Beaulieu Cadaver Stone

Map Reference: O126767 (3126, 2767)

This stone probably dates from the mid-15th century. It is a tomb cover which depicts a completely skeletonised cadaver. The figure is approximately life-size and lies within a shroud which is knotted at the top and bottom, but is otherwise open to display the skeleton. There are various kinds of vermin shown, including a snake going in one ear and out the other. There are also horned worms and swollen speckled toads. Close to this stone is a trapezoidal coffin lid with a simple cross in high relief. The cross has a stepped pyramidal base and the terminals are stylised fleur-de-lis.

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