Archive of: Restoration

  • St Edmundsbury: A church becomes a cathedral

    The memory of King Edmund, killed in 869, still burns bright in the much restored and skilfully extended St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk.

  • Major Church Restoration Project: Death Watch Beetle Damage

    There is nothing more beautiful than a British church. Standing solid amid the countryside they look like they could stand for a Millennium. But there is one tiny wood-boring beetle that could bring the roof crashing down.

  • Barrington Court: A private restoration project

    Barrington Court: A private restoration project

    Originally built in 1514 as a sign of power, Barrington Court, set in the heart of the Somerset countryside, fell into disrepair but it was saved from oblivion by Arthur Lyle, the famous sugar baron, who restored it to its former glory.

  • Restoration Project: Chatsworth Comes Clean

    Restoration Project: Chatsworth Comes Clean

    Carbon from the fires of Manchester and Chesterfield covered Derbyshire’s famous Chatsworth house in black grime. But after a year’s work specialist stone restorers and masons have cleaned all the muck away and the house now looks very much like it would have done when it was remodelled over 200 years ago.