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"Whispers of the Past: Exploring the Enigmatic Graveyards" Portchester Castle K991184

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Highgate Cemetery, London, 19th century

Highgate Cemetery, London, 19th century
Engraving showing Highgate Cemetery, London, at night sometime in the 19th century

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Portchester Castle K991184

Portchester Castle K991184
PORTCHESTER CASTLE, Hampshire. View across the site and Portchester Harbour from the top of the keep

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Sleeping angel statue, Highgate Cemetery a073906

Sleeping angel statue, Highgate Cemetery a073906
HIGHGATE CEMETERY, Hampstead, Greater London. A statue of a sleeping angel. Photographed by John Gay, 1970 s

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Lion statue, Highgate Cemetery OP04501

Lion statue, Highgate Cemetery OP04501
HIGHGATE CEMETERY, London. A snow covered, marble statue of a sleeping lion. The statue, lying on top of George Wombwells tomb in Highgate Cemetery depicts Nero his pet lion

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Statue of an angel a073601

Statue of an angel a073601
HIGHGATE CEMETERY, West Cemetery, London. The statue of an angel in thought, on the tomb of V W J Adamson. Photographed by John Gay during the early 1980s

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Highgate Cemetery a074736

Highgate Cemetery a074736
HIGHGATE CEMETERY, Hampstead, London. Statue of an angel pointing skywards above a tomb in the East Cemetery. Photographed by John Gay in 1985

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Stokesay Castle in the snow N080708

Stokesay Castle in the snow N080708
STOKESAY CASTLE, Shropshire. View across the snow covered graveyard showing the Gatehouse and the South and North Towers

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Highgate Cemetery a073965

Highgate Cemetery a073965
HIGHGATE CEMETERY, West Cemetery, London. The sculpture of a dog guarding the tomb of Thomas Sayers. Photographed by John Gay in 1985

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Cat a069843

Cat a069843
BOXGROVE PRIORY, West Sussex. A view of a tabby cat sat on a chest tomb overgrown with grasses and large daisy flowers, in the graveyard immediately to the south of the Priory Church of St Mary

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Lindisfarne Priory K011475

Lindisfarne Priory K011475
LINDISFARNE PRIORY, Holy Island, Northumberland. A view of the priory in the late afternoon with Lindisfarne Castle in the distance

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Tomb of Karl Marx, Highgate Cemetery a074709

Tomb of Karl Marx, Highgate Cemetery a074709
HIGHGATE CEMETERY, Hampstead, London. A view towards the tomb of Karl Marx, the political philospher who died in London in 1883

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Mistley Towers N100200

Mistley Towers N100200
MISTLEY TOWERS, Essex. Exterior view of Mistley Towers taken from the south east. Designed by Robert Adams

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Exhumation of Arthur and Guinivere J920413

Exhumation of Arthur and Guinivere J920413
GLASTONBURY ABBEY, Somerset. Exhumation of Arthur and Guinivere 1193 by Judith Dobie (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Highgate Cemetery a074640

Highgate Cemetery a074640
HIGHGATE CEMETERY, London. A tree covered path and grave stones. Photographed by John Gay in the early 1980s

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Highgate Cemetery a073599

Highgate Cemetery a073599
HIGHGATE CEMETERY, Swains Lane, Highgate, Hampstead, London. The ivy covered face of a statue on a tomb in the West Cemetery. Photographed by John Gay during the early 1980s

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Borgund Stave Church, Norway

Borgund Stave Church, Norway
Borgund Stave Church, the best preserved 12th century stave church in the country, Borgund, Western Fjords, Norway, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Brontes / Haworth / Gaskell

Brontes / Haworth / Gaskell
HAWORTH Haworth Church and Parsonage, with details of the graveyard

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian in a churchyard

North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian in a churchyard
The North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian fly round a church, some on broomsticks, as confessed to King James

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris, France, Europe

Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Copps Hill Burying Ground, Freedom Trail, North End District, Boston

Copps Hill Burying Ground, Freedom Trail, North End District, Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States of America, North America

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: St. Declans cathedral and round tower

St. Declans cathedral and round tower, 30m high, Ardmore, County Waterford, Munster, Republic of Ireland (Eire), Europe

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Matlock church, Matlock, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Matlock church, Matlock, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Dry stone wall, gate and stone cottages, Snowshill village, The Cotswolds

Dry stone wall, gate and stone cottages, Snowshill village, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: GA Jekyll Island, Tree graveyard on beach at twilight

GA Jekyll Island, Tree graveyard on beach at twilight

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: St. Enodoc, 14th century church near Trebetherick, where the poet Sir John Betjeman is buried

St. Enodoc, 14th century church near Trebetherick, where the poet Sir John Betjeman is buried, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Country Church Upton 19C

Country Church Upton 19C
Upton Old Church: exterior view of the church, from across the churchyard. Date: 19th century

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Ireland, County Louth, High Cross, Monasterboise, 9th Century

Ireland, County Louth, High Cross, Monasterboise, 9th Century

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Southwell Minster, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Southwell Minster, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Rusting locomotive at train graveyard, Uyuni, Bolivia, South America

Rusting locomotive at train graveyard, Uyuni, Bolivia, South America

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: A robin perched on the sculpture of a child leaning on an open book

A robin perched on the sculpture of a child leaning on an open book, on the grave of Antony David Hellyer (d.1939) and Maude Maria Hellyer in the west cemetery Highgate Cemetery, Hampstead, London

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Courthouse, Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, Europe

Courthouse, Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, Europe

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: The Morning

The Morning Lady Dedlock is found dead by the gates of the cemetery in which Captain Hawdon lies buried

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Christian ruins from 10th to 12th centuries

Christian ruins from 10th to 12th centuries, round tower of monastic gatehouse, Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains, County Wicklow, Leinster, Republic of Ireland (Eire), Europe

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Inmates of the Chelsea workhouse, London

Inmates of the Chelsea workhouse, London
Elderly male inmates relax in a garden of the Chelsea workhouse, London. Some are smoking pipes, some are reading newspapers, others are feeding birds

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Tomb of Karl Marx, Highgate Cemetery a074718

Tomb of Karl Marx, Highgate Cemetery a074718
HIGHGATE CEMETERY, Hampstead, London. Chinese visitors studying the tomb of Karl Marx, the political philospher. He was originally buried in a more modest grave in the East Cemetery

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Highgate Cemetery a073625

Highgate Cemetery a073625
HIGHGATE CEMETERY, Hampstead, London. Gravestones and tombs standing in the mist in the West Cemetery. Photographed by John Gay in 1981

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Thatching a church, Suffolk BB98_14595

Thatching a church, Suffolk BB98_14595
Lowestoft, Suffolk. Thatchers at work on the roof of St Margaret and All Saints Church view from the south east. Photographed by Hallam Ashley in October 1949

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Church of St Merteriane N060912

Church of St Merteriane N060912
CHURCH OF ST MERTERIANE, Tintagel, Cornwall. View of the church and graveyard at sunset

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Church and spring blossom, Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Church and spring blossom, Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Clonmacnoise, Ireland, site of an early Christian abbey

Clonmacnoise, Ireland, site of an early Christian abbey
Celtic cross amid ruins of the 6th-century abbey at Clonmacnoise, Ireland. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Memorial to General George Custer at the Little Bighorn Battlefiled National Monument

Memorial to General George Custer at the Little Bighorn Battlefiled National Monument, Montana, United States of America, North America

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: St. Johns Church, Richmond, Virginia

St. Johns Church, Richmond, Virginia
Old St. Johns Church in Richmond, Virginia, in the 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Whitby Abbey K100006

Whitby Abbey K100006
WHITBY ABBEY, North Yorkshire. View from St Marys Church towards the abbey. Hazy sunshine

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Tomb stones a074598

Tomb stones a074598
HIGHGATE CEMETERY, London. A leaning Celtic cross beside a gothic headstone dedicated to James Coward in the East Cemetery. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1970-1999

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Robin Hoods Bay K011237

Robin Hoods Bay K011237
ROBIN HOODS BAY, North Yorkshire. View from graveyard towards the bay

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: Lauder Kirk with its unique octagonal tower, Lauder, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom

Lauder Kirk with its unique octagonal tower, Lauder, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: The lych gate at Cuckfield, 22 June 1894

The lych gate at Cuckfield, 22 June 1894
General Photographic Collection West Sussex Record Office, Ref No PH 26113/20

Background imageGrave Yard Collection: USA, VA, Arlington. Gravestones at Arlington National Cemetary

USA, VA, Arlington. Gravestones at Arlington National Cemetary




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"Whispers of the Past: Exploring the Enigmatic Graveyards" Portchester Castle K991184: A hauntingly beautiful graveyard nestled within the ancient walls of Portchester Castle, where history and eternity intertwine. The Sleeping Angel Statue at Highgate Cemetery a073906 stands as a silent guardian, watching over the resting souls with serene grace. Majestic and stoic, the Lion Statue at Highgate Cemetery OP04501 symbolizes strength and courage in the face of mortality. Amidst sorrowful whispers, a Statue of an Angel a073601 spreads its wings in eternal vigilance at Highgate Cemetery, offering solace to those who mourn. Unveiling tales from centuries past, North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian find their final abode in this mystical churchyard—a place shrouded in mystery and dark enchantment. Time stands still amidst the melancholic beauty of Highgate Cemetery a074736; each tombstone tells stories that echo through generations like whispered secrets on the wind. Stokesay Castle in the snow N080708 transforms into an ethereal winter wonderland—where even death seems to be embraced by nature's cold embrace. Within Highgate Cemetery's hallowed grounds lies a tapestry of memories etched upon gravestones—each telling its own tale that resonates with visitors' hearts (Highgate Cemetery a073965). St Declan's Cathedral and Round Tower stand tall against time's relentless march—a sacred sanctuary where spirits find solace amid crumbling stones (St Declan’s cathedral & round tower). In Lindisfarne Priory K011475 rests an ancient burial ground—an island sanctuary where waves whisper forgotten names while seagulls soar above solemn tombs.