Beaney, James (memorial stones)

(1828-1891) Surgeon, politician and philanthropist

Sculptor: James Forsyth

Much of the monument is carved from alabaster. The portrait medallion and dramatic relief is in white marble (probably Carrara Marble). The six columns resemble Connemara Marble from County Galway, Ireland. The stone was originally a muddy limestone deposited during the Proterozoic that was later deformed during a mountain building episode. The marble’s distinctive green colour arises from the presence of the metamorphic mineral serpentine.  For more on Beaney’s life click here; for more on this memorial click here.