Pure and expert repair
As Church Architect, Acanthus Clews Architects, have undertaken important repair works to this picturesque Grade I Listed Church which rises steeply internally in seven stages from West to East. The walls are limewashed and feature wall paintings of the highest quality in at least seven decorative schemes dating from the early C13th. A survey conducted in 2003 on the wall paintings confirmed significant sections were unstable and vulnerable to further loss.
The project followed the repair of the external fabric, which enabled the consolidation of the wall paintings and the re-limewashing internally to be conducted. The work included the repair and re-grouting of the plaster substrate to adhere the plaster layer. Consolidated with a weak solution of aggregate resin was undertaken to prevent further loss. The works had the benefit of a grant from English Heritage and the Council for the Care of Churches.