Dec 8, 2010

Baskerville's Request

BEFORE HE DIED IN 1775, he asked not to be buried in consecrated ground. First he was put in a catacomb on his own land. Later in 1821 a developer cut a canal through the property, and the workmen found Baskerville's lead-lined coffin. Since it couldn't be buried in any consecrated cemetery, it sat in a warehouse until a plumber put it use as a workbench. Baskerville was finally moved to Warstone Lane Catacombs, a consecrated labyrinth where he remains today.

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