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St Thomas Bedhampton - ghoulish gravestones?

Close to the Church Door are three gravestones decorated with skulls containing varied dentition!

Romantics immediately roll together skulls, crossbones and the proximity of the Solent to concoct heady tales of piracy, smuggling and boundless evil.

More likely, the stones symbolise the uselessness of the physical body after death.

Skulls at St Thomas Bedhampton