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St Oswald's Church

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Community Photographs (Pack 7) no. 6
St Oswald
2003 View of the church and churchyard. The church displays a rare cresset stone, this is made of Magnesian Limestone, 5'' thick. Cresset stones had one central hollow and seven surrounding hollows which would be filled with fat and a cotton wick added. The middle hollow was for the Sanctuary light and from the Outer lights villagers, would have lit tapers to start their home fires. The Cresset fires burned mainly at night, a different hollow being lit each night. Other stones can be seen at Furness Abbey. Nun Monkton Church and Lewannick, Cornwall.

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