Gravewatcher's Hut, Warblington, Hampshire

Gravewatcher's Hut, Warblington, Hampshire
Photograph taken 11 September 1999 © Mr Glyn Edmunds EFIAP, AMPA, ARPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 135332

There are two gravewatchers huts in Warblington churchyard. They were built in 1828. At this time there was a growing trade in dead bodies, for use in medical studies. The huts were built to shelter the men who had to keep watch over the graves.

Location

Hampshire Warblington

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

hut cemetery grave religion faith Georgian (1714 - 1836)