The George Saville and Robert Saville Monuments, St. Michael’s, Thornhill, Yorkshire

Charlie worked with Elliott & Ryder Conservation to repair two large early 17th Century monuments within the Saville family chapel at St. Michael’s Church.

The George Saville tomb is a canopied monument, carved in alabaster by Maximillian Colt. The project team dismantled, cleaned, repaired the broken stones and reconstructed this during 2012 and 2013.

The tomb dedicated to Sir Robert Saville and his wife is a free standing canopied tomb which was monitored and observed to be moving.

We partially dismantled the unstable canopy and removed 5 tonnes of stone rubble. Once the weight had been removed from the arched canopy, we cleaned and reconstructed the monument during 2013 and 2014.

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  • George Saville tomb



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