conservation

Chris has over 35 years’ experience in the conservation field and is accredited as a ‘specialist conservation architect’ on the RIBA conservation register. The practice has been involved in a growing number of church conservation projects. These have included the following:

 

St Aidan’s Church Bamburgh – 12th century grade I listed.

 

Conservation work has included the removal and replacement of eroded masonry to buttresses; stained glass and masonry conservation of several windows; cleaning and repairs to an elaborate 19th century carved stone reredos featuring the Northumbrian saints and the replacement of badly worn stone internal paving.

St John the Baptist, Grainger Street, Newcastle – 12th century grade I listed.

 

Conservation work included the insertion of new masonry to eroded mullions to the east window; stained glass conservation repairs; masonry repointing; new rainwater goods and internal redecoration of plastered walls

St Luke’s Church, Claremont Street, Newcastle – Victorian grade II listed

The conservation work involving cleaning badly stained stonework and brickwork; installing new rainwater goods; repairing roof leaks; capping of pinnacle bases; removal of rusting window guards etc. has transformed the external appearance. The church has now been taken off the Historic England ‘at risk register’. A further project involving the full internal refurbishment and re-ordering is currently underway (see church category).

  • St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh, Northumberland

  • St John the Baptist, Grainger Street, Newcastle

  • St Luke’s Church,  Newcastle upon Tyne

St Aidan, Bamburgh - Grace Darling memorial window

St Aidan, Bamburgh - Grace Darling memorial window

St Aidan's Church, Bamburgh

St Aidan's Church, Bamburgh

St John the Baptist, Newcastle - Nave

St John the Baptist, Newcastle - Nave

St John the Baptist, Newcastle - Chancel

St John the Baptist, Newcastle - Chancel

St Luke - before conservation

St Luke - before conservation

St Luke - after conservation

St Luke - after conservation