Cumbria Calling. Week 2/2. DAY 01: Cumbria’s Solway Plain DAY 02: Burlington Slate Quarry http://www.burlingtonstone.co.uk/ DAY 03: Grasmere St. Oswald's, Grasmere The first church in Grasmere was founded by Oswald of Northumbria, King of Northumbria, in 642. The present church stands on the same site, and dates from the 14th century. This was doubled in size by the… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 22.
Northward - a week heading into Cumbria. DAY 01: Walton Hall https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walton_Hall,_Warwickshire Host: Blackett-Orde Conservation Liverpool Cathedral, based on a design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The total external length is 207 yards (189 m) making it the longest cathedral in the world. Near Appleby... DAY 02: Dunston Staiths, Newcastle. Seaton Delaval Hall. Day 03: The Cumbria Clock… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 21.
Another week in North Wales, with a little jaunt over the border to Liverpool - and back again! DAY 01: Welsh National Slate Museum https://museum.wales/slate/ Host: Terry Hughes Brilliant Stone Roofing resource: http://www.stoneroof.org.uk At the industry's peak, there were 759 Quarries in operation throughout Wales. Today we are at 7. Penrhyn Quarry: http://www.welshslate.com Peak output: 1870: - 500,000… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 20.
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. DAY 02: Learning about the process of winning and splitting Collyweston stone tiling with the wonderful David Ellis. PM: Burghley House http://www.burghley.co.uk/ Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 19.
DAY 01: Westminster Abbey Host: Deputy Clerk of Works, Ian Bartlett http://www.westminster-abbey.org/ 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. PM: National Army Museum, Chelsea An afternoon spent with Sara Crofts Head of… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 17.
Derbyshire, and the beautiful Lumsdale Valley set the scene for this year's SPAB Working Party. Once a hive of industry, the site, dating from the C17, has gradually softened into wilderness. Our task was to prolong its life as a 'romantic ruin'. So warmly welcomed by the whole community, The Lumsdale Committee of the Arkwright Society… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 16.