Here is another “misuse of tombstones” story. You would think people would have more common sense than to desecrate graves.
Kim Davies took tombstones from a derelict chapel and cemented them to the walls of Llanwenarth House in Abergavenny, South Wales, where Cecil Frances Alexander penned the famous hymn. Planners were horrified when they saw the ‘decorative stone plaques’ had been used as part of a gaudy £1m makeover to the Grade II-listed home, turning it into a ‘palace for an Iron Curtain dictator’.
One of the 150-year-old gravestones was even engraved with the names of three brothers and a sister who all died while under the age of four.