Restoring a grave

Five restored graves are shown below. Should you wish to carry out a repair to a specific grave, we may be able to help with advice.

Restored in 2014: Grave of Professor William Richard Morfill and his wife Charlotte Maria Morfill

Morfill grave

This restoration of this grave in 2014 was made possible by Richard Morfill Parker, Daphne Reece, and Michael Hanks, three surviving descendants of Professor & Mrs Morfill. The broken-off cross was set upright and cleaned, together with the surround. The restored grave (right) looked exactly as it must have done when it was new.

Restored in 2014/15: Grave of Professor Thomas Hill Green and his wife Charlotte Byron Green 
Thomas Hill Green

This headstone was lying flat (left and below) until it was set upright in 2014/15. The restoration work was funded by donations from the following individuals: David Boucher, James Connelly, Maria Dimova-Cookson, Margit Hurup Nielsen Grove, Medhat Khattar, Helen Loader, Peter Nicholson, James Pearce, Alice Prochaska, Avital Simhony, Peter Strong, Adam Swinbank, and Colin Tyler.

T. H. Green grave before restoration

Restored in 2015: Grave of Charles Boase

Charles Boase

This gravestone was lying flat (left) until August 2015, when members of the Boase family and Exeter College paid to have the headstone set upright with the original black lettering renewed. .

Restored in 2018: Grave of Francis Histed and his daughter Sarah Lottie Histed

Histed restored

The Friends of St Sepulchre managed to locate the missing cross from the top of this grave marker, and Tony Histed, great-grandson of Francis Histed, arranged to have the headstone restored.

Restored in 2019: Grave of Professor Henry Francis Pelham and his wife Laura Priscilla Pelham née Buxton,
and two of their five children

Pelham grave restored

The above grave, which is made of Peterhead granite, was restored in 2019, and the broken pieces as they were before restoration are shown on the left. The restoration work was funded by donations from direct descendants and other admirers.

© Friends of St Sepulchre’s Cemetery 2012–2017