Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Grave matter at salvofair

Cox's Architectural Reclamation will be showing just a few of the 260 york stone slabs recently reclaimed from a cemetery in London.

Peter Watson from Cox's Architectural Salvage said, "It seems to be a particularly London tradition to place large slabs over graves onto which monuments and statues were then erected. Whether it was to prevent grave robbing and the selling of corpses and skeletons to barber surgeons for teaching purposes, history doesn't relate.

This particular cemetery had not been used for many years and is being converted into an amenity playground. The Church is still in use.

These york stone slabs have many reuses as steps, platforms, benches and tables and flagstones. Cox's will have a slab measuring 8ft x 6 ft x 5" on 4 saddle stone bases as a table. Plus some samples of other sizes."

Cox's Architectural Salvage Yard

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