Cadaver Stones

A funerary monument of a stone 7ft in height, dating from 1520 to commemorate Sir Edmond Golding and his wife Elizabeth Fleming in Saint Peter’s Churchyard – There are less than 10 cadaver stones left in Ireland and, three of them are in the Drogheda Co. Louth area

What happens to our bodies once buried . . . a crude reality of Gothic beauty.




Photograph:David Martin