Halloween Haunts: A Peak Through the Leper Window–Finding Unholy Inspiration in Holy Places by Frazer Lee
When the Season of Mists comes, and Halloween with it, I enjoy nothing better than sitting beside the fire with a book – often in search of inspiration for my next story.
A couple of Halloweens ago I was leafing through an old history book, Ecclesiastical Curiosities (ed. William Andrews, 1899) – if you must know – and chanced upon the term ‘leper window’.
My imagination began to run wild with the revelation that these ‘low windows’ (also known as hagioscopes or squints) were incorporated into church buildings so that lepers could watch services without upsetting other members of the …