Conservation Tour. Week 17.

DAY 01: Westminster Abbey
Host: Deputy Clerk of Works, Ian Bartlett
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/

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Abbey approach. Towers to the W, date to 1743, and form the ‘newest’ part of the building. The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs, along with some other memorable folk.

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Epic ridge.
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Looking down into the choir and Nave beyond. Directly below is Edward the Confessor and the High Altar.

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Proposals for the new lift going in along-side the Lady Chapel (Proposals by Ptolemy Dean, Surveyor of the Fabric). Due for completion August 2018.
 

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We’re seeing some fairly awesome Roofscapes on our travels, but it’s safe to say that this was an awed bunch of SPAB Scholars and Fellows.

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New interpretation spaces. The Abbey receives an average of 10,000 visitors a day!
 

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Exploring.

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View across to Westminster Palace.
DAY 02:
AM: Royal Naval College, Greenwich
https://www.ornc.org/
Hosts: Martin Ashley (Surveyor of Fabric) http://www.ma-arch.co.uk/, Will Palin, Director of Conservation and the amazing Interpretation Team, Anna and Tess.

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1690 Founded.  Masterplan designed by Wren, and built between 1696 and 1712.
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*Not my image* The Painted Ceiling is currently undergoing a Β£8.5M conservation project and is currently under full scaffold. 
PM: National Army Museum, Chelsea

An afternoon spent with Sara Crofts Head of Historic Environment at the HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund), who answered all our Β£’ing funding questions.
https://www.hlf.org.uk/

DAY 03-04: 
Two days with Phillip Hughes, in Somerset / Dorset / Wiltshire.
http://www.pha-building-conservation.co.uk/

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The Dogs πŸ•πŸ©

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Looking at Condition Surveys at St. John the Baptist, Horsington. 

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Wolfeton Riding House, Wolfeton

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One of the oldest surviving riding schools in England, dating from the late C16th.

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Dorchester’s Shire Hall, the trial location of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Penal Transportation to Australia? Yes, please! 
 

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A rather wonderful Thursday spent at Winbourne St. Giles. 
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DAY 05: Pagoda, Kew Gardens
Host: Clive Dawson, Engineer at Hockley & Dawson Consulting Engineers


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Finial that will be resurrected as the Pagoda’s crowning glory. 

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1:1 prototype of 3D printed Nylon Dragons.

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Surveying fixing points for the dragons. 
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3 thoughts on “Conservation Tour. Week 17.”

  1. Seems like you are having more fun every week. When does it stop?????????????????????? Well in the other picture you “seem” (the emphasis is on the inverted commas) to be hard at work.

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