Week 29 marked the beginning of the Plunket phase of the scholarship, where things slow down for the final three months. In the Plunket phase, we spend a week or more at a Country House, learning about its operation, while also been given time to simply look and draw. (Yes, it does feel rather like a holiday!)… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 29.
A week in the South West. DAY 01: The first few days were spent with the wonderful Jo Hibbert, Architect and 2002 SPAB Scholar. DAY 02: Plymouth DAY 03: Soft-capping at Clarendon Palace Medieval Ruin and a royal residence during the Middle Ages. DAY 04: Bishops Palace, Wells, with Sally Strachey Historic Conservation… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 27.
DAY 01: Back in the UK, we hit the ground running visiting Bulmer Brick and Tile Co. on the Suffolk/Essex border. http://www.bulmerbrickandtile.co.uk/index.htm DAY 02: Somewhere to call home for the week. The Old Vicarage in Methwold was the final home of Monica and Harry Dance - tireless supporters of the SPAB and Scholarship in their… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 26.
This week we traveled to Trondheim, Norway! This was for the annual BLF (Building Limes Forum (https://www.buildinglimesforum.org.uk/). DAY ONE: Before setting off, we started the week at St Mary the Virgin, Iffley in Oxfordshire with Andrew Townsend and Sally Strachey Historic Conservation (http://www.sshconservation.co.uk/) All of the above techniques aim to be sacrificial in nature, and reversible.… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 25.
SCOTLAND 2.0 DAYS 01-03: Kicking the week off with this - the view from atop the C16th Saddell Castle https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/saddell-castle-11597 Tangy Mill, another Landmark Trust property. https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/tangy-mill-12523 DAY 04: A day with Construction Materials Consultants Ltd. and the Building's Doctor, Bill Revie. DAY 05: Looking at the Structure Moat Brae in Dumfries, South-West Scotland.… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 24.
Further North still... Winding our way up to bonnie Scotland. DAY 01: The Glasgow School of Art. Checking in with old friends and a familiar project. Photos kept quiet on the client's request. (Shhhhhhhh). DAY 02: Glasgow Cathedral, and Necropolis Making our way to Oban... DAY 03: Journeying to Duart Castle, on the Isle of… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 23.