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sarcophagus

Edited by David Hey

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

Second edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199532988
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191735042
sarcophagus

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A stone coffin from the Middle Ages, sometimes seen in churchyards or church porches, shaped to take a body, and with a drainage hole. ...

Reference Entry.  29 words. 

Subjects: Local and Family History

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