Yes, you read it right; C is for Corpse Way - and we are talking dead bodies here. Churchyards were attached to churches, and the deceased might have died some way away from it (but still within the parish),
So 'corpse ways' started (also known as 'corpse roads', 'bier roads', 'burial roads', 'coffin roads'), and became traditional, mixed with superstition. The people who moved the body were afraid that if they went any other way, the ghost of the deceased would come back to haunt them.
a) so that the coffin bearers could have a rest! and
b) so that the coffin would not touch the ground and ruin it for any future crops.
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