The grave of Richard
Munslow, said to be the last 'sin-eater' of the area.
A sin-eater attended the funerals of those who had died
unprepared to meet their maker.
By eating bread and drinking ale, and by making a short speech*
at the graveside, the sin-eater took upon themselves the sins of
* "I give easement and rest now to thee, dear man. Come
not down the lanes or in our meadows. And for thy peace I pawn my
own soul. Amen."