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CHARNEL HOUSE (Med. Lat. carnarium)

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 947 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHARNEL HOUSE (Med. Lat. carnarium), a place for depositing the bones which might be thrown up in digging graves. Sometimes, as at Gloucester, Hythe and Ripon, it was a portionof the crypt; sometimes, as at Old St Paul's and Worcester (both now destroyed), it was a separate building in the church-yard; sometimes chantry chapels were attached to these buildings. Viollet-le-Duc has given two very curious examples of such ossuaires (as the French call them)—one from Fleurance (Gers), the other from Faouet (Finistere).
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CHARNOCK (or CHERNOCK), ROBERT (c.1663–1696)

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