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Rutland mason pleased with work on ‘unique’ tomb of King Richard III




The tomb of King Richard III, made by Market Overton stonemason James Elliott. Photo: Elli Dean. EMN-150330-142921001
The tomb of King Richard III, made by Market Overton stonemason James Elliott. Photo: Elli Dean. EMN-150330-142921001

A stonemason hopes his work on Richard III’s tomb will raise his local profile despite receiving praise from across the globe.

James Elliott, based in Market Overton, made the tomb and altar that were placed in Leicester Cathedral to mark the reburial of the monarch last week.

James spent the past few weeks working 18 hour days to complete the project, and has still not had much time to reflect on the significance of his latest work.



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