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Ceremony and Commemoration

galleryGlossary Term [1], which from its style probably dates from the late 18th century. A permanent public notice like this kept a record of the entitlements of the poor, the duties of the clergy, and the generosity of the donors. They are also a fascinating resource for historians.

sarcophagusGlossary Term [2] represented in relief. She died in 1832, a few decades before the fashion for stone wall-monuments began to peter out. The signature of W. Mullane, a London monumental mason, appears below.

RenaissanceGlossary Term [3] rather than the more common medieval, as the winged cherubs and the classicalGlossary Term [4] architecture of the saint's aediculeGlossary Term [5] show. Windows of this kind replaced wall monuments as the most conspicuous form of individual memorial, although those at St Martin were installed simply to beautify the church. Modern taste has often been less appreciative of this kind of window, especially in a classicalGlossary Term [6] church built with simple, clear glazing in mind.

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