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 the deceased.

* "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."