Maintaining historic buildings…

Those of you who have visited All Saints recently will have noticed the absence of scaffolding at the west end as the restoration of the window by @HolyWellGlass has been completed.

Armless gable cross

However, if you look up you will see that the cross on the gable end has lost an arm…. we are currently awaiting an expert evaluation to decide what to do next…

ceiling plaster fall

and inside, if you found the sermon less than attention grabbing, you may have noticed where an area of plaster has parted company with the laths…..

Christ in Majesty north wall All Saints

Outside, of course, there is the stunning Norman carving on the north wall – in need of serious conservation work….

Priests door window

Down at St Mary’s you may have noticed the repair work that has taken place to the wood burner to ensure safety and some warmth this winter! You will have also noticed the ‘atmospheric’ lighting and that the windows need a clean, unfortunately the windows are very early stained glass and need significant conservation work… and hopefully will let a little more light in afterwards!

Maintaining two Grade 1 listed buildings is a non-stop and never ending process so don’t be surprised when you visit us to see things happening!