News: “Over the graves of the Druids and under the wreck of Rome,
Rudely but surely they bedded the plinth of the days to come.
Behind the feet of the Legions and before the Norseman’s ire
Rudely but greatly begat they the framing of State and Shire
Rudely but deeply they laboured, and their labour stand till now.
If we trace on ancient headlands the twist of their eight-ox plough.”

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Offline NightOwl

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Re: Kent churchyard monument inscriptions
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 22:44:51 »
This is indeed probably the best listing of Kent Monumental Inscriptions since they were carried out between the 18th century and early 20th century when so many more gravestones were still standing and legible. It's a good idea to read the  notes first as these explain who carried out which surveys and note when they did it and any quirks. For example, in the surveys carried out by Leland Duncan (1880s-1920s) he deliberately omitted any stones that appeared 'modern' as these were of no interest to him.

Offline MartinR

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Re: Kent churchyard monument inscriptions
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 23:11:09 »
Good link, I've used it and the referenced entries before.

A small tip: if you are tracing monuments a modern hand-held GPS system will give you an exact reference for a grave.  Resolution these days is of the order of a yard so placing the GPS on top of the grave gives a good fix.  I doubt that the occupants will object too loudly at this intrusion!  :)

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Kent churchyard monument inscriptions
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 23:36:44 »
This link might be be of use to people trying to trace names on tombstones
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