by Joe Earp
On Saturday 14th September 2013 the Hemlock Stone was finally scanned by the Faculty of Engineering from Nottingham University. This was part of the Three Stones Project. The aim of the project is to 3D Laser Scan three of Nottinghamshire’s large natural geological features. In order of size they are: The Hemlock Stone at Bramcote, The Alter or Druid Stone at Blidworth and Bob’s Rock located in Stapleford.
For more on the Three Stones Project see link below:
The weather luckily stayed warm and dry all day. The Stone first had to be scaffold to make it safe to scan from the top. The Scaffolding was provided by Judd Whyle & Son based in Nottingham. The scaffolding took approximately half an hour to complete after many trips up and down the hill carrying all the scaffolding equipment. In the end everybody who was there helped out with the carrying of the equipment.
The scanning was conducted by Craig Hancock and Lukasz Bonenberg from Nottingham University. The scanning process took most of the afternoon, with the team having to set up the scanners in different areas around the stone.
It is hoped that once all the scanning has been processed and developed, the Team will be able to answer some long debated theories regarding the Hemlock Stone. Further results will be published shortly on this page.
Frank Earp, Project Director of the Three Stones Project explains about the Hemlock Stone and what will be achieved from the scanning of the stone:
Craig Hancock from the Faculty of Engineering, Nottingham University, explains about the 3D Laser Scanning process and how it works:
Scaffolding the Hemlock Stone:
BBC article regarding the scan of the stone: