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Project Spotlight – Christ Church, Mount Pellon

Such a large distance in time and circumstance separate us from the date of Christ Church, Mount Pellons foundation. So much has changed materially in our world; space exploration, instantaneous communication via mobile phones, high speed travel, affairs, modern technology and so much more.

Yet certain basic things have not altered, such as mans desire to visit Church in order for his spiritual being to feel the love of God.

Added to the list of changes to our material world are the various ways in which time and weather has had an effect on Christ Church, Mount Pellon.

Today the Church stands as a Grade II listed building and thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund we were enlisted to carry out essential repairs to the Tower Ladies Chapel and internal in July 2018, working alongside One17 – the Architects behind the project. Our works were completed on site earlier this month.

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Scaffold erect up the Tower of Christ Church, Pellon.

Works included:

Tower works –

  • Parapet walls were taken down and rebuilt to match original.
  • The roof was stripped and re-slated, incorporating new timbers into the roof structure to enhance stability overall.
  • New box gutters have been fixed and lead work to roof.
  • Restored the iron cross
  • Fixed and fitted a new roof hatch.
  • Re-pointing stonework to the tower.
  • The original clock has been restored.
  • Bird protection added to the louvres.
  • Cast Iron rain water goods added to improve drainage.
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The refurbished clock on the Tower.

Ladies chapel –

  • This area has been reroofed, renewing lead.
  • Cast Iron rain water goods.
  • Repairs to the timber to enhance structure.
  • Repointed stonework to refresh the exterior.
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Welsh slate renewed on roof.

 

Internally –

  • The internal arch was taken down and rebuilt, because of the effects of time misshaping and effecting the structural soundness.
  • All plaster work was redone to the original profiles.
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Repairs to the internal arch complete.

Christ Church, Mount Pellon facts:

Constructed from: Sandstone, welsh slate on the roof.

Consecrated on: 27th October, 1854

Original cost to build: £2,091

Interesting fact: There were many fine gifts made, and an interesting grant of £160 was made by the Society of Buildings and repairing of Chapels, on condition (and this may be read on a tablet in the main Church Porch) that 273 seats should be reserved for the use of the poorer inhabitants of the Parish for ever, the seats number­ing 1-48 inclusive.

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Christ Church, Mount Pellon. Image credit – Wikipedia.

Thanks to Christ Church, Mount Pellon for the information provided on their website.


February 2019
18-22 Intensive Training Assessment and Accreditation in Construction Masonry
Merryhill Training Centre, Fife
18 Conservation of Timberwork
The Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling
19 Historic Concrete and Cements Conservation
Forth Valley College, Falkirk
19-20 Understanding Building Conservation
Swansea
21 Conserving, Repairing and Maintaining Traditional Windows
Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire
22 Lime Pointing Training Day
Bodmin, Cornwall
25 Secret Spaces: Medieval Sacristies, Vestries, Treasure Rooms and their Contents
Society of Antiquaries apartments, Burlington House, London
26 Wolds Welcome: Walking Lincolnshire’s Churches
St Peter & St Paul, Belchford

Thank you to Building Conservation for sharing these key days with us.


The services we provide for you at

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Incorporated in 2006, Aura Conservation have existed for over twelve successful years. We have a sound and experienced management team. We can assist you in any of your conservation needs and have a body of long standing and experienced tradesmen we can call on with specialist knowledge of the conservation world. Along with prudent financial management, we have a sound financial foundation that will see us prosper in the coming years.


You can contact us at:

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