Old Ways

This is a short piece from The History of Myddle by Richard Gough:

The church way from Newton on the Hill to Myddlecomes into the Higher Way about the middle of the space between Myddle Hill and Haremeate Heath; and that place (being a sort of a crosse way,) was, by antient people, called the Setts, because in the time of popery, the people, when they went that wey with a Corps to bee buried, they did there sett down the Corps, and kneeling round abut it, did mumble over some prayers, eyther for the sole of the deceased, or for themselves. This useage is now forelett in this country; but is still observed (as I have seen) in some parts of Wales


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