- a stone placed at the foot of a grave.
- Masonry. a kneeler at the foot of a gable.
Origin of footstone
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I held out for some time for the addition of a footstone at least.Wessex Tales
Grave e.—Simply a headstone and footstone, with the skeleton of a very small child between them; head east.
This same cipher is repeated on the footstone, and is evidently intentional.