Archive of: 2013

  • Lyveden New Bield: Built 1595

    Lyveden New Bield: Built 1595

    The National Trust acquired Lyveden New Bield, sitting amid the rolling Northamptonshire countryside, in 1922. Today you can marvel at the Elizabethan design, dimensions and the stunning stonework. What would it have looked like if it were finished?

  • Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire Built 1150

    Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire Built 1150

    Nestling beside Derbyshire’s River Wye, not a stones-throw from Bakewell, you wander across a perfect example of Tudor architecture and artisan’s craft, but why did the owners desert it for 200 years?

  • History in Stone: Durham Cathedral Built 1093

    History in Stone: Durham Cathedral Built 1093

    Towering skywards Durham Cathedral gave out two powerful messages from the Normans who built it; we are God-fearing Christians who believe in divine power. Their castle across the green had another message; we rule with a military fist.

  • The Italian Connetion: Escomb Church: Built 670-690 AD

    The Italian Connetion: Escomb Church: Built 670-690 AD

    This tiny Saxon church, a few miles north-east of Bishop Auckland, County Durham is thought to have been built from recycled stone taken from a Roman fort. Every stone, including the gravestones, have a tale to tell.

  • Land of Machines and Men

    Land of Machines and Men

    Lecturer Neil Wright, talking at the William Cecil Hotel in Stamford, outlines how Lincolnshire grew rapidly to become one of the industrial powerhouses of the country from the early 20th century.

  • Chairman's Report: Facing the challenges of 2013

    Two major concerns face our industry through 2013; proper training to bring new people into the business and as the grey clouds of austerity continue to sweep across the country the importance of client understanding about the difference between specialist workmanship against what ordinary builders can offer.

  • 2013 Yearbook Editor's Welcome: A Celebration in Stone

    2013 Yearbook Editor's Welcome: A Celebration in Stone

    Ecclesiastical architecture has fascinated me since my schooldays. Originally living in north London I attended a church school, St Michael-at-Bowes and on most religious occasions we marched off to the local mother church to celebrate various feasts.

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