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The recording process followed best practice guidelines set by the Ledgerstone Survey of England and Wales (LSEW). This involved 3 essential steps:

  1. Recording inscriptions, materials, measurements and condition 

    We used LSEW templates to ensure that information was recorded clearly and consistently. The results will be fed into LSEW’s national database of parish church ledgerstones.
  2. Creating a numbered index and floor plan

    This recorded the original layout of the floor and position of individual stones.
  3. Photographing individual stones

    It was important to create a visual record of the ledgerstones to complement the written one. It also allows us to take advantage of exciting new technologies such as RTI imaging. We hope that using this software will reveal inscriptions and details on currently illegible or damaged stones.