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.
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.