Memorial of John and Catherine Verman. Above: after work. Below: lifting in progress.

 Below: the smaller monument of Mary Verman (c. 1665) after repair



Verman memorials Lamorran

The Verman memorials commemorate an important Cornish family and are high-quality examples of a local tradition of incised slate panel memorials. Some areas of the surface are painted or gilded, producing a beautiful and finely wrought monument. The larger memorial of John and Catherine Verman (c. 1666) had been in a very damp situation and both the slate and its timber surround were in poor condition. The slate was lifted away from the wall, consolidated, filled and cleaned and reinstated on a new support system protecting it from damp penetration. The timber frame was repaired with new oak sections, cleaned and retouched before reinstatement.