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Late 17th Century Ledgerstone Uncovered Today

9 November 2016

This ledgerstone was uncovered in land lying within a couple of metres of the existing cathedral wall and appears to commemorate the interment of three family members between the late 17th and early 18th centuries

The use of ledgerstones in churches and cathedrals can be traced back to the Middle Ages, although most date from the late 17th to the late 18th centuries. These stone slabs commemorated important/wealthy individuals and enabled the body/bodies of the deceased to lie at rest.