Cadaver Tombs

Church of St. Peter, Edensor near Chatsworth, Derbyshire.

Photographer P. Fairweather.


Very large monument with a Black topped table in front. The table top comprising Black marble slab mounted on 6 black marble pillars with golden capitals.

Photographer P. Fairweather.


Beneath this top lie two cadaver figures. The rear one is a complete skeletal figure with hands at his side and the front figure is a man in his shroud with just his face showing.

Photographer P. Fairweather.


The monument is to William Cavendish (1552-1625), 1st Earl of Devonshire (1618) and Baron Cavendish and his brother Henry Cavendish. (1550- )





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