Conservation Tour. Week 27.

A week in the South West.

DAY 01: The first few days were spent with the wonderful Jo Hibbert, Architect and 2002 SPAB Scholar.

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The first church of the week: St John’s the Evangelist, Taunton. Lots of new stone types, not yet seen on our travels.
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Church numero duo: St. Thomas’s, Exeter.

 

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Reinforcing mesh.

 

 

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Ceramic armatures, for repairing mouldings.

DAY 02: Plymouth

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Elizabethan House
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Checking for wood-hungry critters – they make holes through the paper if they’re active.
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Panoramic views from the Cromwellian Tower on Mt. Batton.
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Built in1652, the 30-foot high circular artillery fort is a now a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

DAY 03: Soft-capping at Clarendon Palace
Medieval Ruin and a royal residence during the Middle Ages.

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All the ingredients.
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Earthing and Turfing.
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4-6″ is the ideal thickness to discourage freeze-thaw damage. <4″ and grass will not establish roots all year round, and >6″ means that woody plants can establish and cause greater damage to the wall.
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While bringing turf in is an option, local turf is ideal, as it is full of seeds and species that have already established themselves and are thriving in the conditions of the site. This diversity can be supplemented with sedum ‘plugs’, which will take over if grass fails.
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Soft-Capped 👍🏼

DAY 04: Bishops Palace, Wells, with Sally Strachey Historic Conservation
http://www.sshconservation.co.uk/

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Honest propping.

 

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Crutch, supporting existing stonework from behind.
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Wells Cathedral… a place to spend some more time.

DAY 05: Bath

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Exploring with Fielden Clegg Bradley https://fcbstudios.com/
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Overview.

DAY 06: DST (Dance Scholarship Trust) Anual Gathering.

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Lunch at the beautiful little St. Mary’s in Little Washbourne.
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The beautiful Stanway House.
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Good spot for an AGM.
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Welcomed into the fold with the amazing crew. Looking forward to the many years ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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