The gravestones, pictured above, have been placed in this way to improve a previously, unsatisfactory solution of leaning fallen stones against the wall.
Tracing the original placements of the above is difficult, however. At least these memorials have regained some dignity by the current layout.
These three gravestones are fine examples of stonemasonary. This craft and such ornate work is, perhaps, less common in churchyards of today.
They show the symbols and markings typical of the trades and professions of those buried.
The quality of stone, such as granite, has risen making for more durable memorials. Also, modern tools, methods and craftmanship, no doubt, do contribute along with changes in taste and design to new styles.
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