At the back of St.Mary's in Arksden is the entrance to the Crypt of the Birch~Wolfe Family
In the darkness and the gloom, they are resting for eternity........
All of them that is, apart from Marianne. She had an argument with her husbands successor the new Reverend and refused to be interred in there, so she locked the door and then threw the key into it afterwards. She is now buried directly in front of the Creepy Crypt.
In affectionate rememberance of
Marianne Birch~Wolfe widow of
Rev W Birch~Wolfe of Woodhall
died 6 August 1897