The Former Chapel
Repair and conversion of the 1818 former chapel, as used by the Tolpuddle Martyrs, into a quiet place for contemplation. Sympathetic earth ‘cob’ blocks and mortar repairs will stabalise wall remains. Blocked windows and doors are reopened and the roof repaired with a later first floor removed to regain the single volume chapel. A low key extension provides facilities for community events.
Repair and conversion of an 18th century chapel and school room to form village community accommodation.
Complex, conservative repair and conversion project under Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage grant aid.
Lyscombe Chapel & Priest’s House
Lyscombe Chapel and Priest’s House had fallen into a ruinous state. They were repaired with EH and DEFRA grants, and converted into a public space and overnight shelter for walkers on the Downland Way.
The chapel has been simply repaired with the traditional trades of lime mortar, masonry, green oak carpentry and thatched roofing.
Complex archaeological assessment and presentation of ruins, ancient church and landscape.
The Priest House walls were stabilised and the tops weathered, skillfully carried out by the contractor.
Farleigh Hungerford Castle & Chapel
Repairs for English Heritage.
Repair of roof structure and stone tiling, in association with medieval wall painting conservation and condensation control in the chapel..
Schemes of repair to ruinous walls and pavements.
Inglesham is a medieval church. It was an early SPAB case on which William Morris worked.
Thorough phases of repair have been achieved which were highly complex to retain the original fabric as found. It involved wall painting conservation, stone tiled roofs, structural tying, conservation, masonry repairs, and ground drainage. Repairs were kept to an absolute minimum. They were intricate and gentle to leave the building as found.