The Plan and Elevations of a Bone House to be Built at the North East Corner of St Mary's Church in Devon
Artist: Chambers, Robert
Medium: Ink wash on paper
This architectural drawing is for St Mary's Church in Cannon Street Dover, a Norman building. If there were heavy numbers of burials in a parish it was sometimes necessary to use the church crypt or a specially built bone house. According to medieval superstition, the thigh and skull bones were to be kept in tact for the Resurrection.