https://www.cultofweird.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/morthouse-sm.jpg 470 420 Charlie Hintz https://www.cultofweird.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cultofweird-new-logo.png Charlie Hintz2013-04-24 21:50:402013-08-06 10:17:06The Morthouse
This circular stone building, called a morthouse, houses a revolving wheel upon which a coffin would be placed & kept under lock and key. When another body was deposited, the wheel would be turned slightly to accommodate the new coffin. Eventually, when a coffin had been rotated one full revolution, it could safely be buried because the corpse would be sufficiently decomposed as to be of no use to the body-snatchers. (c 1830s) Udny, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.