Fenwick Parish Church - East Ayrshire
Built at an angle in the grounds to arrange the church east to west.
Most Christian churches tend to bury people with their feet to the west.
Note the guard posts against the resurrectionists.
Resurrectionists? Body snatchers. Up to about the 1830s there was a brisk trade in digging up the dead
and selling the cadavers to the University in Glasgow (for example) for education and dissection.
The guard posts were so the relatives could protect the deceased from being dug up and sold for a decent interval after interrment.
You've heard of Burke and Hare? Like that, except that they created their own cadavers.
(Some websites describe the boxes as being for collections as people enter the church. Not accurate,
by a wide margin.)
A close up of the door, date plate and attachments.
Hanging to the left of the door is a brank or scold's bridle. A steel head-band to keep gossip's quiet.
Oddly, a lot of people find this page because of that reference. (Gossips seem to attract interest.)
A tighter in view.
From ground level looking north.