Strata Florida: the resting place of a leg

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The resting place of the leg of Henry Hughes, Cooper, Strata Florida © David Gill

One of the more unusual ‘grave’ markers in the cemetery at Strata Florida in Wales is the inscription for Henry Hughes.

“The left leg and part of the thigh of Henry Hughes, Cooper was cut off & interr’d here June 18th, 1756”.

Hughes subsequently emigrated to America.

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Grave of Henry Hughes at Strata Florida © David Gill

John Ormond’s ‘Lament for a Leg’ can be found here.

 

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