Welcome to the Fearn Peninsula Graveyards.  This site contains the Memorial Inscriptions for eight cemeteries within the Fearn Peninsula area.  

The procedures involved in recording an older memorial

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Turf around the edges of the Memorial, or Ledger as this type is known, is carefully cut away to reveal the edges and give some idea of the stone's depth.

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Water helps to loosen soil and moss deposits which gather in the carved inscription and makes the lettering and features more legible.

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As the lettering finally becomes clearer recordings can be made of the layout.  It can take some time to read and even make sense of Memorials with this type of layout.

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Finally the Ledger can be recorded.  On the right is the record for this Memorial.

This is the same Memorial in 2006. With the inscription completely obscured.

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Many Ledgers are very ornate with clearly visible inscriptions and symbols.

1999

2006

 

Black and White Photographs courtesy of ©Richard Blosse

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