Restoration Work So Far
|2003 – Phase I|
The current phase of restoration work commenced in 2003 with concerns about the structural stability of the roof and gable ends. On the recommendation of engineers, we took steps to stabilise the roof with works consisting of tie rods and channels to reduce pressure on the gables. This was successful in ensuring the safe occupation of the building indefinitely.
2004 – Phase II|
In 2004 we began to address the damp-proofing problems of the Church. Guttering and downpipes were replaced. An ACO drain was laid by the back door. A leadwork DPC and flashing was installed in the front corbel and in back as the previous gutter detail was not functioning and water was being channelled into the stonework at the front of the building causing some decay to roof timbers and saturation of the masonry fabric.
2005/6 - Phase III
|2007 - Phase IV|
The iron gates to the church were badly rusted and they were completely refurbished in October 2007 by a professional blacksmith and ironworker. This also entailed extensive repairs to the front pillars that supported the gate.
A timber fence replaced the unsightly iron mesh gate to the north gable and the gate to the south gable end was also replaced.
2008 - Phase V