Monday, September 27, 2010

Bruton Parish Church Graveyard

Yesterday, I visited the Bruton Parish Church graveyard in Colonial Williamsburg. This church was built in 1660. There are supposedly a lot of people buried here, but back in the old days only the wealthy could afford grave markers, so a majority of the graves are unmarked. Here are a few of the more interesting things I saw there.


















I'm always amazed by very old grave markers, and the work they put into them back then. It makes modern tombstones look a little plain.


6 comments:

Joane said...

Great photos! I love old cemetaries. I have a few photos of some cemetaries in Salem that I should post. You are right - the old tombstones have much more character than the new ones.

Pam Morris said...

cool...lots of inspiration for Halloween graveyards!

GoneferalinID said...

Gorgeous photos, they are great examples of early grave markers. Out west where I live, many of the old graves each have their own fence around them, they are often made of wood. I'm not sure why they did it that way. You made me want to go back through my old mining town files to see if I can find a good example.

Jay's Shadow said...

Nothing like a calm stroll through a church graveyard....

The Frog Queen said...

Those are amazing pictures. Thanks so much for sharing...off to make notes in my sketch book! :)

Cheers!

Grim said...

Chris, you'll really like the ones I'm going to post of Hollywood cemetery, in Richmond, VA. Hope to get them up soon.