After being found in November 2005, a lengthy process then ensued to gain the funding necessary to purchase the tombstone for the collection.
Having successfully acquired it, two years of conservation at the Lancashire Conservation Studios in Preston was needed to clean the stone, mount it and reattach several pieces, including the large top piece containing the cavalryman's head. It is now on public display display at Lancaster City Museum.
The illustration alongside is an artist's impression of how the tombstone may have appeared when new. However, the only traces of pigment that our conservators found during their work were of red pigment on the lettering.