One of the pleasures of reading the ghost stories of M. R. James is the fact that the settings referred to are quite genuine, and one can look them up. Here are images of some of the locations mentioned in his stores:

Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook

This story uses the cathedral of St Bertrand at Comminges as its setting:

Lost Hearts

In this story the narrator compares the apparition seen by the young Stephen Elliott to, “what I once beheld myself in the famous vaults of St Michan’s Church in Dublin, which possesses the horrid property of preserving corpses from decay for centuries.”