Wednesday 17 August 2011
Update on Church Repairs...It's Going Well!
The work is well underway now with scaffolding towering above the Chancel to the height of the Nave ridge.
The initial work is to remove the Large coping staones on the eastern edge of the Nave to allow lead to be inserted and the stones to be reseated. The large patch of water staining on the 'Christ in Majesty' fresco on the western side of the chancel arch seems to have been coming in from open gaps in the joints where the large base kneeler stone has been seperating from the building. This is now under repair and should !!! cure that problem.
We have also had the ceiling of the chancel inside the church partially cleaned, there is more to do but the images are already bursting into life.
Paul Mendham has also taken measurements and a template of the cross at the eastern Nave end to investigate the cost to replace the missing western Nave end cross which fell down some 10 years ago with a similar one. There are no records we are aware of that show the cross that originally stood on the Western Apex, it may have been the same or different.
Work continues and over the next 10 days a large temporary roof will be erected over the chancel to protect the roof when the tiles are removed.
NB. All the high level scaffolding has now been alarmed with infrared beam sensors which phone out in the event of being activated.
Posted by Chris Hewitt at 20:53