Roof Repairs Project

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded  a grant of £32.700.00 from Listed Places of Worship 2016  towards the Urgent Roof and Rainwater goods repairs.  This is an amazing amount of money that will really make a huge difference to make the roof watertight  which in turn will enable further essential improvement works to follow on. 

 

Following on from the Quinquennial Inspection in 2010, this highlighted the need for some work to make repairs to the church roof to prevent further water damage.

Subsequently, a specialist Ecclesiastical Surveyor was appointed in late 2013 to carry out inspections based on this report only to find that there was more urgent works required than were detailed in the report.

The Surveyor has provided a full scope of urgent and essential works required to ensure the fabric of the building will not be further damaged.  The works include work to the roof, gullies, defective masonry and rainwater goods.  

There is approximately £26,500 of funds ring fenced towards the roof repairs project.  The Parochial Church Council are currently applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant to not only complete the repairs but to deliver 'heritage projects' - to help encourage more visitors to the church and provide information about the building and its history


Roof Repairs began back in late April 2017 and are now complete.  Some damaged timbers were found but these have been repaired and the cross which fell off has also been replaced and now stands proud.  New gutters fitted over vestry and new drainage is underway. Work to replace the fascia and trim to South Portico also being carried out.  

Photo to help illustrate - more to follow

       

         

  


More photographs of the before and after of the work completed can be seen in these documents - click to open to see more photos and again here

Grant funding already received (used to complete some emergency repairs to roof)


Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust  £4,000

Allchurches Trust Limited  £600

Garfield Weston Foundation  £650

Francis Coales  £1400 - towards repairs to the Tower (will be carried out at the same time as roof repairs)


The roof works started in March 2017 are now complete. An excellent job has been completed by Steve Todd the stone mason and John Barker the surveyor.  

This money is part of a wider funding package of £22.9million to 401 historic places of worship across the UK. The fund was launched by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement in December 2014 and the funding package has now seen a total of 903 places of worship across the UK receive a share of £55million.

The Fund is administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) on behalf of the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). A full list of awards across the UK can be found at www.gov.uk/dcms or www.lpowroof.org.uk








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