The South Aisle (2014)
The South Aisle had been suffering from damp, caused by rising ground levels in the churchyard and a coat of cement render. The ground needed to be lowered in the churchyard and drains improved to keep water away from the walls. The plaster had to be stripped from the walls which needed some months to dry out completely, before being replastered (with a breathable lime render) and then, once dry, coated with layers of limewash. The pews could then be moved back against the south aisle wall.
This is the south wall with the cement render stripped away to allow the brown pudding stone to dry out.
Details of all our restoration projects since 2010 can be found on the restoration projects page.