Sunday, July 17, 2016

St Leonard's Church, Hythe,

We had visited Hythe a couple of times and really liked its quaint high street with all the odd antique and bric a brac shops.

We had also walked up the hill and looked into the parish church of St Leonard's. it was interesting but the ossuary that the church was famous for was not open early in the year.

A couple of months ago we decided to revisit Hythe with the specific aim of visiting the ossuary. to find the ossuary you have to walk along the road that runs beside the church and follow the sign to the crypt.

Some of the images below are of skulls and bones, scroll at your own risk.

All rather gothic.

I had seen pictures off the crypt but the seeing all the bones in the great stack with the odd sculls looking out was a very strange experience.

While we were there we had a chat with two research students who were doing measurements on the sculls to see if there were any ethnic information that could be obtained from the sculls.

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The civic centre is 60/70s brutalist. Took a quick walk around the building while on Tuesday night beer run.