posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 08:34 PM
originally posted by: TheUsersName
Anyway when I was standing at the bottom of the graveyard the other night I seen that a little closer to the church there was actually a fair bit of
space still available I just found it a little odd as you cant help but walk over people the graves are so tightly squeezed.
If the cemetery is that old there is no space there, there are simply stones no longer present. Just because there are spaces where there are no
stones does not mean there are no graves. Tending of graves is usually only done by those who knew them, for a long time that would have been one
generation, and this has only changed in the last century because more people now get know their grandparents.
Once a stone is damaged and broken, and no longer has visible markings, it's likely to be removed.
Depending on the location and time period, many might not have even had grave markers, if they were too poor for instance. There are probably a lot of
communal plots there, unmarked, for those whose families could not afford a marker. I believe this is actually quite common before the late 19th
This marker could simply be a communal one, kind of placeholder for unnamed individuals. I doubt the stone had been defaced in that way, it's more
plausible that this was designed in this way for whatever reason. I believe there are designs going back centuries with holes in them, just as there
are different forms of engraving etc.