Purbeck Quarryman, Master Mason, artist
Treleven Haysom is an authority on Purbeck stone and especially its marble, and is distinguished in the world of historic building restoration.
Universally known as Trev, he was born at Langton Matravers, where he still lives, and went to Swanage Grammar School. He trained as a stonemason at Weymouth College and was apprenticedto his father and with the leading firm of Benfield and Locksley at Chichester and Oxford. His gifts and skills were recognised early in his career when he received the City and Guilds Silver Medal.
Trev advises conservators, architects, academics, students and others on all aspects of Purbeck stone and marble and their uses in new construction and in the restoration of historic buildings. He has given lectures including the annual Donavan Purcell memorial lecture and briefly taught at Oxford Brookes University when it was a polytechnic. He has advised the authorities of Westminster Abbey and other cathedrals on their legacy of stone and marble,and their restoration projects. Indeed, in some cases he has done much of the restoration work himself, and has acquired a well-deserved personal reputation as an artist in stone work. In addition to Westminster, his work can be seen in Chichester Cathedral and (locally) in the Studland Church cross.
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