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References for Thomas Farrow’s online lecture on medieval charnelling

By CMS in Events, Heritage

Forthcoming Paper (tipped for Dec 2023 / Jan 2024)

Farrow, T.J. (forthcoming) Charnel-Associated Burial and Monuments in Late Medieval England: Henry Barton’s Effigy and its Afterlife at Old St Paul’s Cathedral. Church Archaeology 24.


References and Further Reading

Barnwell, P.S., Craig-Atkins, E., Crangle, J., and Hadley, D.M. (2023) Medieval Charnel Houses: Resurrecting Lost Medieval Rites. Journal of the British Archaeological Association 176(1), 270-95. Available:

Bartoszuk, V. (2019) The ‘Charnel Chapel Lady’ at Worcester Cathedral. Online. Available:

Bloxam, M.H. (1882) The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture. Volume 2. London: George Bell and Sons. 185-96. Available:

Craig-Atkins, E., Crangle, J., Barnwell, P.S., Hadley, D.M., Adams, A.T., McGinn, J-R, and James, A. (2019) Charnel Practices in Medieval England: New Perspectives. Mortality 24(2), 145-66. Available:

Crangle, J.N. (2016) A Study of Post-Depositional Funerary Practices in Medieval England. Unpublished PhD Thesis. University of Sheffield. Online. Available:

Farrow, T.J. (2020) Dry Bones Live: A Brief History of English Charnel Houses, 1300-1900AD. EPOCH 1, 16-25. Available:

Farrow, T.J. (2021) The Dissolution of St. Paul’s Charnel: Remembering and Forgetting the Collective Dead in Late Medieval and Early Modern England. Mortality 28(1), 171-88. Available:

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