Monument to Oliver Mason, Priory Church, Malvern 1872
" Wednesday 07.02.1872 p3 Worcestershire Chronicle
MONUMENT TO THE LATE OLIVER MASON, ESQ. – A mural tablet has just been erected in the Priory Church here in memory of that much-esteemed and much-lamented gentleman, the late Oliver Mason, Esq. It is about seven feet in height and is principally composed of alabaster, very rich in colour. The carved base which supports the other portions of the work stands out boldly from the wall, and above this is a long panel divided into three compartments with tracery and carving of ivy and oak leaves. The centre one of these has a shield bearing the arms of the Mason family, and above this is a beautiful panel of white marble upon which is engraved the commemorative inscription, and flanked on either side by clustered columns of dark marble, the caps carved in Portuguese stone. The arch surmounting these is elaborately moulded, producing a very fine effect. the whole of the tablet is relieved by a band of polished dove marble. The design is at once elegant and chaste, and the execution in the best style of art. The monument contributes a handsome ornament to the ancient
church, with which it is in just keeping, and does great credit to the taste and skill of Mr. Forsyth, of No. 6, Tything, Worcester, who designed and wrought it. "