An intriguing and mysterious epitaph…..


This is the headstone dedicated to Henry Smith who rests in the churchyard of St Nicholas in Blakeney, Norfolk, UK. I saw it on Twitter@PoorFrankRaw and was immediately captivated by the ‘rivulet of time’ and the ocean of eternity. Henry is recorded with an entry in the parish records but not much more.

What a wonderful example of an intriguing epitaph that makes you stop, read it and remember Henry.

2 thoughts on “An intriguing and mysterious epitaph…..

  1. Augustina

    This is very interesting! Thank you. What is the word at the very top? I can’t make out the first letter. I think it’s Latin. I studied Latin, but I can’t make out the first letter.


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