Conservation Portfolio | Aura

A selection of the landmark buildings we've worked on

St Martins Church

Grade I Listed

This historical Anglican Church located in North Lincolnshire is Grade I Listed and it is understood that the main arcade was built in 13C. There are many additional sections built on over the years from approx. 1300 to include the porch in 1840. The site itself is within the inner bailey of the “Motte and Bailey” castle which formerly stood on the site.

Aura gained the Phase II contract in early 2013 and work commenced on site in July of the same year. Works included:

  • Masonry repair
  • Masonry cleaning
  • External Lime Rendering to two elevations
  • Porch roof repair
  • Replacement rainwater system
  • Full protection to all internal fixtures and fittings
  • Lime Plastering

The Porch, constructed of Limestone Ashlar, looked to be in a poor state of repair and required the parapet top copings and stringers to be repaired or replaced, the clover leaf masonry detailing was dismantled, cleaned and repaired with a new roof and rainwater goods replaced.

Externally the South Chancel, East Chancel, North Chancel, Nave, Tower, Clerestory and Aisles were all badly eroded and required sympathetic restoration. Each have involved to some degree rendering, repairs to ashlar masonry dressings, brickwork repairs, re-pointing, lime mortar repairs, indent repairs, removal and reinstatement of string coursings and damp intervention. A stainless steel roof structure was supplied and fitted to the porch in order to complete the works.

The windows have also undergone repairs with cill, reveal, mullion, tracery mortar repairs and removal of ferrous fixings/repair.

External view

Porch

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