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Lych gate saved

The small Victorian church at Clay Hill, Enfield, built a lych gate as a memorial to the fallen of the Great War using surplus funds from a bell appeal. After 100 years of service this simple oak framed structure was leaning dangerously, from subsidence and...

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Quinquennial time

It has been a busy time over the last couple of months for undertaking quinquennial inspections, including at St Botolph, Lullingstone, St Martin’s, Eynsford, St Olave’s in Woodberry Down and Downe Village Hall in Kent. Further inspections will be undertaken late summer....

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Lottery success!

The Church of Holy Trinity in Tooting have been successful in their application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant to repair the listed tower. This, along with a grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation, is very good news as both awards will...

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Feasibility study

Following on from the quinquennial we were pleased to take forward a report looking at altering the interior of the church of St James in West Hampstead. The church is a large listed Victorian building and is unusual as it has a popular post office...

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New York completion

The new timber framed ‘Shingle’ style house in the Hamptons has been completed and the client has moved in. The house contains much custom joinery and sweeping, open staircase. Large and expansive windows allow for bright, floodlit interiors while built-in cabinets and bookcases, along...

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A Tower with a view

Lollard’s Tower at Lambeth Palace is named after the nickname for heretics, who were reputed to have been imprisoned in the atmospheric timber lined cell to the top floor. The imposing Kentish Ragstone tower dates from 1435 and was built by Archbishop Chichele. ...

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