Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kings Chapel Burial Ground

Hey Frightners,

So tonight I bring you the Kings Chapel Burial Ground which is the oldest burial ground in the Boston Proper but not the oldest Burial ground in Boston. Kings Chapel is the site of the graves of many historical figures in Boston's history and was Boston's only burial site for over 30 years (1630-1660), it is also a stop along the Freedom Trail.

The one interesting thing about this cemetery which probably has nothing to do with the actual cemetery is what appeared to be an endless well off to the right hand corner of the cemetery. I am not sure what this structure was? Maybe it was a well, maybe it was some sort of drainage but whatever it was it was well surrounded from anyone trying to climb on in! You will see the structure in the pictures below.

The gravestones were just as cool and still depicted many of the same death heads as seen in the Granary Burial Ground Pictures.



Dawn said...

I cannot tell you how much I am loving this series of posts from your trip - I haven't even had time to comment because I was so buy drooling over the stones! Thank you so very much for the MOUNTAIN of inspiration! If you see me lurking your blog for hours on end - these posts are why!!! :)

GoneferalinID said...

The hole is the ground is a subway vent.
http://www.kings-chapel.org/educationft.html look for the Q&A part at eh bottom #7.
Cool stuff!

Johnny Thunder said...

Great pics!

The Frog Queen said...

Awesome pictures....love the pair of tombstones with the broken one on the right. Very cool!

Thanks for sharing.


Grimlock Manor said...

Thanks for the comments so far everyone! And thank you GoneeferalinID for looking up what that huge well (Subway Vent) was/is. Weird place to put a subway vent huh?! One more round of pics heading your way tonight!

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