Project Spotlight: The Sheffield Cathedral Flagpole

Sheffield Cathedral

Sheffield Cathedral

The work entails the provision of an additional flagpole and brackets in St George’s Chapel to match the two-existing adjacent.  What initially appears to be a simple job, but it is proving quite a challenge to find a team of contractors who think the same!

This is where Aura Conservation were able to assist, with the assistance of our friends in conservation Luke Lister, Blacksmiths & Fabrication Engineers of who we highlighted in our blog recently. We were also introduced to Ben Oliver of Bristol Wooden Flagpoles, who were able to procure not only the flag pole, but also the all important “button” that tops it off. A crown finial from a sister ship of HMS Sheffield had been sourced.

The Crown Finial

The Crown Finial

The deadline for the work is the end of April 2019, when the Ensign will feature in a service of dedication in the Cathedral.

The services we provide for you at aura conservation


Stone, Brick, Cast Stone, Terracotta, Sculpture, Statuary, Bronze Statuary.


Roof Tiling, Steeplejacks and Lightning Protection, Roof Drainage, Lead Protection,

Roof Features.


Painting & Decorating, Plasterwork, Tiling, Timber Flooring.

Services & Treatment

Protection and Remedial Treatment, Paint Finishes, Mortars & Renders, Pointing, Paint Removal, Masonry Cleaning, Structural Repairs, Epoxy Resin Repairs.

Metal, Wood & Glass

Fine Joinery, Wood Carving, Windows and Doors, Secondary Glazing, Metalwork.

You can contact us at:

Dunham House, 181 Wellington Road North, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 2PB.

Tel: 0161 442 9850 / Fax: 0161 432 8478

Email  enquiries@auraltd.co.uk
Web    http://www.auraltd.co.uk

Our Friends in Conservation

Graces Guide
Grace’s Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 132,665 pages of information and 209,992 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

You can view their content here:

Celebrating Twelve Years in the Industry

Aura Conservation has existed for twelve successful years. We have a solid and experienced management team, probably the best in our opinion! We can assist you in any of your conservation needs, and if we can’t help you; we have friends who can. We have a good financial foundation forged out of adversity and achieve our targets through our prudent financial management.

Contact us today to see how we can help you.


This Week’s Events

Visual Communion: Conversations between ancient and modern, 2nd March, Bishop’s Palace, Chichester
In this third Visual Communion symposium, we look at ways in which modern art and architecture can engage with ancient buildings and traditions in such a way that it enriches and enlivens both. The medieval Cathedral of Chichester is an outstanding exemplar of what can be achieved and likewise Worth Abbey, just 40 miles from Chichester, designed by Francis Pollen and consecrated in 1975. Our speakers will address both and they include Bishop Martin Warner, Alan Powers, Br David Jarmy, Frances Spalding and Simon Martin.
To book tickets please visit https://www.artandchristianity.org/v-c or contact Art and Christianity on 020 3757 5492.

SPAB Lunchtime CPD Lecture Series, London, Various Dates in March 2019
Join the SPAB at their HQ in Spitalfields for lunchtime CPD sessions. These are specially designed to help meet CPD requirements and improve your understanding of building conservation. Topics in 2019 will be: vegetation and old buildings; mould and timber decay; and managing bats in old buildings. https://www.spab.org.uk/whats-on

On this Day in History

2001 A clean-up operation got under way after a suspected arson fire at Coventry Cathedral the previous day. Insurance experts started assessing the damage to the Cathedral’s priceless artifacts, including this famous tapestry Christ in Glory, Graham Sutherland tapestry, in Coventry Cathedral, Coventry published on Flickr by David Jones

Christ in Glory

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: