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Recording Memorials

Recording memorials can be a very enjoyable, rewarding experience. Even very worn and difficult gravestones often retain more than anticipated at first glance and will repay the effort taken to decipher them. In these documents, advice is given on how to record, using the recording form, and each of the elements it contains – the inscription, the photograph, and many other features of the memorial.

In each section there is some discussion of the reasons for including a particular record, and the range of choices with regard to its format. Practical suggestions are given to overcome some of the difficulties commonly encountered by recorders once in the field. Examples are also given of completed sections of forms beside photographs of actual stones.

Pt 1 Recording the Memorials v2

Pt 2 Photography and Additional recording v2

Memorial record form 2019

Recording Code sheets v2  (these illustrate the styles and types of memorials and allocate a code to describe them on the Record form)

recording memorials
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