Restoration and Development

St John’s Restoration and Development Project

In 2017 nearly £200,000 worth of urgent conservation repairs were carried out, thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This has enabled us to maintain the fabric of this unique Grade I listed medieval church for the benefit of future generations, and to enhance the visitor experience of all who cherish this special place.

In addition to the capital works, we have also upgraded our signage and visitor materials in order to increase visitor engagement. See the ‘before and after’ shots below – or better still, pop in and have a look for yourself!

The Schedule of Conservation Repairs

These are the capital works which were completed through our HLF-funded project, which also included a programme of heritage activities to improve our visitor materials and increase visitor engagement.

DSCF5589Exterior Glazing and Stonework
The protective glazing on many of the windows has either been damaged or else become severely discoloured with age – in some cases windows have been damaged by the build up of excessive heat. The stained glass windows in the chancel were cleaned and repaired, and various sections of exterior stonework were either repaired and re-pointed.

downpipe2Gutters & Downpipes
Exterior ‘rainwater goods’ needed to be replaced and upgraded in several locations, as indicated by the photo on the left!

DSCF5574Internal Plasterwork and Redecoration
A number of walls have been affected by damp over the years, and the damaged plaster had to be removed, re-plastered. Finally, the whole of the interior was completely redecorated throughout.


Looking to the Future…

Maintaining a Grade 1 listed medieval building is a never-ending process. Please support The St John’s Restoration and Development Trust, either by donating through our Virgin Money page, or by sending a cheque payable to:
The St John’s Restoration and Development Trust.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider Giftaiding your donation. For every pound you donate, we receive an additional 25p, at no extra cost to you.

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