Work has begun to the extraordinary collection of monuments to the Rodney family at Rodney Stoke Church. Over recent years, the monuments have suffered extensive loss of the original polychrome due in part to the damp conditions within the chapel. A detailed programme is being carried out to improve the environment and to conserve the remaining paint scheme.
The Ann Lake Monument showing the poor state of the star and clouded canopy prior to cleaning and repairs, and during the conservation process (after images to follow).
Below: Sir Edward and Lady Frances Rodney monument during conservation. The unstable elements of the canopy have been dismantled and the dense plaster removed.
Below: George Rodney rising from the dead, to the call of heralding angels.
Below: Monument to Sir Thomas Rodney