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Home > Restorations of special significance. (Preserving Crypts of Maple Leaf, the Crimean War Stone, and plotting the Henson Cemetery) > *****Preserving these special Historical Monuments ... > Preservation of the Payne Crypt

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PAYNE CRYPT
View of the completed
Robert Knight Payne &
Sarah Payne Burial Crypt.
*this crypt is no longer a
danger to the public as it
is now rebuilt and stable.
**see the following pics for
views of the work completed
to bring it back to this state
of repair. (cp)
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Photo: Trish NighPic 2
PAYNE CRYPT
The heavy slab top is
strapped and ready to be
removed by Charlie Dorner Jr.,
a Municipal employee
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Photo: Trish NighPic 3
PAYNE CRYPT
The top slowly being removed
with the help of Charlie Dorner
manning the controls of
the payloader.
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Photo: Trish NighPic 4
PAYNE CRYPT
The crypt is now exposed
showing the extreme
deterioration that has resulted
in it having to be rebuilt due
to it posing a possible
danger to the public.
Caving in of this crypt could have
happened if more bricks had
fallen loose. (cp)
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Photo: Trish NighPic 5
PAYNE CRYPT
Antonio DaCosta mortars
the bricks to start rebuilding
this very old crypt.
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Photo: Trish NighPic 6
PAYNE CRYPT
Cement blocks are used to
create a strong stable wall to hold the
existing bricks of the crypt.
Hopefully this will create a
stability that will last for
many more years to come
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Photo: Trish NighPic 7
PAYNE CRYPT
A short cement block wall
now encases the
old bricks of the crypt
*with more clay bricks to
be placed on top
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Photo: Trish NighPic 8
PAYNE CRYPT
View of work accomplished
to this stage
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Photo: Trish NighPic 9
PAYNE CRYPT
Antonio DaCosta checks
over the brick work for stability
making sure it is ready for
the top to be repositioned.
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Photo: Trish NighPic 10
PAYNE CRYPT
Antonio explains how the top
will be slipped back onto the
brick walls of the now rebuilt crypt.
**note the slots in the top sides, this
will allow for the straps to be removed
without cutting them.
**these will be rebricked as a last step.
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Photo: Trish NighPic 11
PAYNE CRYPT
Antonio & Paul DaCosta
guide the top to the crypt.
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Photo: Trish NighPic # 1
PAYNE CRYPT
Robert Knight Payne
Died April 10th 1888
in the Eighty Ninth Year
of his age.
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Sarah Payne
who died January 16, 1870
in the Seventy Third year
of her age
**crypt before work began
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