Professional mourners: From about 1600 to funeral mutes were professional mourners. Symbolic protectors of the deceased, the mute would usually stand near the door of the home or church. I could SO be a professional mourner.
Thomas Becket Chapel on the medieval London Bridge. After the Reformation, the chapel was desecrated and turned into a house, and later a warehouse. In the second half of the century the chapel and all the houses on the bridge were demolished.