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Davenport Hatchment
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1871, Worfield, Shropshire, England, Uploaded by janes at 2010/07/07
Tags: Worfield William Sharrington Davenport St Peter's Church Worfield Hatchment

A FINE EXAMPLE OF A HATCHMENT, WHICH IS THE COAT OF ARMS OF A DECEASED PERSON PAINTED ON A BOARD. THE HATCHMENT WOULD HANG ON AN OUTSIDE WALL OF THE PERSON'S HOUSE FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS. (IT STRIKES ME IT IS THE EQUIVALENT OF THE MORE RECENT DRAWING OF THE CURTAINS TO INDICATE SOMEONE HAS DIED.)

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