I really should read the gravestones that I record, but I was really surprised I missed this one. This grave is a double header of Mr John Howels and his wife Mary Howels. I love the naive cavings of the angels, they are really the reason I took the photo, but on reading the headstone, it would seem that Mary lived to be 131 years old……. I think someone made a mistake and possibly it was not noticed if the family could not read, which is possible…… I think it should be 31 and I’m amazed that it was never changed. I think Mary’s headstone is a Belvoir Angel, a winged angel head carved on slate.
St Bartholomew’s Church, Vowchurch, Herefordshire 2015