St Andrew’s Church, Foston-on-the-Wolds

Many of Ferrey and Mennim’s church projects include a series of repairs to remedy issues found to be necessary during quinquennial inspections. St Andrew’s Church is a Grade II* church constructed in the 12-14th centuries but which was suffering water ingress, damp, stone decay amongst other issues. Ferrey and Mennim devised a phased series of works to remedy the defects which were then carried out as funds were granted. The repairs included:

  • Recovering the tower roof in lead
  • Repairs and re-building of the parapets.
  • Major stone repairs and rebuilding of the tower facades including the eroded buttresses
  • Stonework and stained glass repairs to the west window.

  • Re-covering the roof using Westmorland slates.
  • Removal of cement render and re-rending using lime render allowing the moisture within the wall to naturally regulate.
  • Lowering of ground levels and increasing drainage around the building to reduce damp.
  • Internal timber repairs including to the north aisle trusses.

The church is now stable and watertight again allowing it to continue safely in its ninth century of use by the village.

Details

  • Client: St Andrew’s Church, Foston-on-the-Wolds
  • Category:Conservation, Heritage and Ecclesiastical
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