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Early Medieval sculptured stones assessment

This is a pilot project to identify the condition of the early medieval inscribed stones and stone sculpture of Pembrokeshire, their location, ownership and method of storage and presentation and to identify any threats. It will facilitate the future preparation of costed management recommendations that will then be submitted to the National Committee for the Recording and Protection of Early Medieval Inscribed Stones and Stone Sculpture. The initial assessment of early medieval stones resulted in a list of 40 ‘at risk’ stones. The groups of stones in Penally parish church and St Ishmael’s parish church were identified as target groups.

April – September 2005

The project proposals for the groups of EMS in Penally parish church and St Ishmael’s parish church have been progressed during Spring and Summer 2005. At St Ishmaels, there may be the opportunity to build the proposal in with a major bid for church consolidation work, which will be progressed once the new incumbent is installed in September 2005. At Penally, the proposal has been discussed with the vicar and churchwardens who will present it to the PCC in due course.

The loose EMS in Penally Church

The loose EMS in Penally Church

Project Contact : Ken Murphy

 

 

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