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contents : From 1830 - 1860 : Beliefs and customs

Summary: Corpse House

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Surprisingly, there was great demand for corpses. These found their way to universities, particularly Edinburgh, where they were used in the medical school. Body-snatching from graveyards was such a problem that Donegore Parish Church built this corpse house in 1832. It allowed the coffin to be stored securely until the body began to decompose and would therefore be of no use to the medical schools.

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