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ASHBOURNE CHURCH GATEPOSTS

Ashbourne Church Skulls Ashbourne Church Skulls

The top of each of the three gateposts to Ashbourne church are supported by skulls.
They all have a skull at each corner.

It is thought that the gateposts were the work of Robert Bakewell one of Derby’s finest craftsmen. They date from 1700 and were set back a few feet from their original position in 1958, during road-widening

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