Conservation Tour. Week 19.

DAY 01: Calke Abbey
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey

With the Fellows Dave Watts, bricklayer and Ray Stevens, carpenter who work on the National Trust’s Calke Abbey estate. True artists.

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Guess the timber… 
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6 year into Architecture and only laying her first course of bricks.
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Calke Abbey 

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DAY 02: 
Learning about the process of winning and splitting Collyweston stone tiling with the wonderful David Ellis.

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Cliving (splitting) tools 
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Fossilized shell – seeing light for the first time in 165 million years! 
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Hand clived and dressed tile. Only the peg-hole needs to be added for it to be roof-ready. 
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‘Bill Helve’, the traditional tool for hole-making. 

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Top lunching spot. 
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Collyweston Roof. 
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Love is all around ❤️

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Quite a range of shapes and sizes! 

PM: Burghley House
http://www.burghley.co.uk/

Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587. Up on the roofs with masons Marcus and Grady.

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DAY 03: Chesterfield
Church of St Mary and All Saints. Aka. ‘the Crooked Spire’

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DAY 04-05: Roofing with Richard Jordan

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An introduction to slating in 1/3 and slating in 1/7 with vernacular, variable slates. Quite a complex business. 
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Our turn to give it a try…
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Lessons from the talented Journeyman, Yann Loison. 
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Tail-bedding dream-team. 
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An example of a roof survey. 

WEEKENDING: 
Snowdonia, Wales.

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Cooling off while making our way down from the Snowdon summit. 

And thus ends another week.

 

 

 

1 thought on “Conservation Tour. Week 19.”

  1. An amazing Blog.
    Your photos and locations are unbelievable.
    All the best for the rest of the scholarship!

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