The Mausolea and Monuments Trust
Registered Charity Number: 1106634
70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ
Tel: 020 7608 1441
[email protected]

SACHEVERELL-BATEMAN APPEAL

IN MEMORY OF JILL ALLIBONE (1932-1998)

The MAUSOLEA AND MONUMENTS TRUST is currently restoring the Sacheverell-Bateman Mausoleum in the churchyard of Morley in Derbyshire. The work is being carried out in memory of Jill Allibone, who, as Founder and Director of the Trust, took it into care in 1996.

A small gem of a chapel, the mausoleum was designed by G. F. Bodley and has fine stained glass by Burlison and Grylls. It is listed Grade 2* but decayed considerably during the latter part of the twentieth century, and was put on the Buildings at Risk Register.

With support from English Heritage, the Trust has organised the restoration of the iron gates protecting the mausoleum's doors. The work is being carried out by Andrew Renwick of Ridgeway Forge, under the guidance of our architect, Mark Parsons of Anthony Short and Partners. Paint conservator Catherine Hassall has established that the original colour of the ironwork was dark green with a limited amount of gilding.

On the gates is a copper shield bearing the Sacheverell Bateman coat of arms. The Trust has taken advice from the Royal College of Arms and other experts on how best to restore this.

The final stage of the repair programme will be the restoration of the stained glass windows. Click here for a report on the progress of the restoration.

A small plaque stating that the restoration has been carried out in memory of Jill Allibone will be placed on the mausoleum when the works are complete, and all those who have contributed will be invited to attend a celebration of the event. We hope to complete the work by Summer 2004.

The total cost will be in the region of 45,000. We welcome donations. Cheques should be made payable to 'The Mausolea and Monuments Trust' and marked 'Jill Allibone/Sacheverell-Bateman Mausoleum Appeal' on the back, and sent to:

The Mausolea and Monuments Trust,
70 Cowcross Street
London EC1M 6EJ

Thank you

(Photographs reproduced by kind permission of Country Life.)