I’ve been carving another bas-relief anglel in Woodkirk stone. It is in quite bold relief as my client wanted it be be as statuesque as possible. Here’s a quick video and a few pictures. It was fun. It will be installed in a couple of weeks time, in Thrandeston, near Diss, but over the border into Suffolk.
I recently installed a headstone in Oulton churchyard, near Blickling in Norfolk. I found some reather nice plaques in the floor – nothing particularly unusual but really nice lettering, There are a lot of these dark plaques in church floors, and you might think they are slate on first impressions but it is some kind of limestone. It reminds me of Kilkenny limestone or Frosterley ‘marble’ and also Belgian Black. If anyone knows let me know! I love the lettering on these:
I also saw a really old brass plaque from the mid-late 17th century. I love seeing how the spellings have changed over the YEARES:
HERE LAYE EDMVND BELL – AND KATHERIN HIS WIFE- WHOE THIRTY SIX YEARES – DID LIVE MAN AND WIFE – THAY HAD THREE SONNS – AND DAVGHTERE THREE – FAR WILL (farewell) OVR FREINDS ALL IN – HEAVEN WE HOPE TO SEE 1636.
I rather liked this too:
I went to site today to help lift the 5 large panels into place. Harry Beverley and his team were brilliant. The walling is going to be finished soon and the coping will go on next Monday. It is exciting to see the whole project coming together now. I’ll be working on site for a few days carving lettering into the coping, and starting the left hand blank panel which will be inscribed with the names as and when there are new burials of ashes.