|The Mausolea and
Registered Charity Number: 1106634
70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ
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IN MEMORY OF JILL ALLIBONE (1932-1998)
The MAUSOLEA AND MONUMENTS TRUST has just completed the restoration of the Sacheverell-Bateman Mausoleum in the churchyard of Morley in Derbyshire. The work was 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 organised the restoration of the iron gates protecting the mausoleum's doors. The work was 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 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 took advice from the Royal College of Arms and other experts on how best to restore this.
The final stage of the repair programme was the restoration of the stained glass windows.
A small plaque stating that the restoration has been carried out in memory of Jill Allibone will be placed on the mausoleum. All those who have contributed are invited to attend a celebration of the event on Saturday 2 July at 2.00 pm.
(Photographs reproduced by kind permission of Country Life.)