lantern cross

lanterne des morts

lanterne des morts
A graveyard lantern; a slender tower-like structure, usually in the form of a hollow column, terminated by a pierced turret containing a light which shone through the openings; many such towers were in France in medieval times.
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The Bournville Memorial, off Sycamore Road, is a lantern cross in the medieval style which was was funded by people in the village at the time.