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Roughing out the carving. A quick check against the model using proportional callipers.
19 July 2010 | Stone Heritage
In the March issue of Natural Stone Specialist, sculptor Tim Crawley, a Director of masons and carvers Fairhaven & Woods in Cambridge, argued that the reinstatement of an Elizabethan garden at...
19 July 2010 | Stone Heritage
English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund have announced grants of just under £7million to help restore 68 of the country’s historic Grade II listed places of worship of different...
19 July 2010 | Stone Heritage
Following the £61million renovation of Oxford’s oldest museum, the Ashmolean, including the renovation of internal Portland limestone work by London masons Putney & Wood, Oxford...
 
The Jordan block.
15 June 2010 | Stone Heritage
Our thanks to reader Ralph Dransfield, an architect, for sending in this photo after seeing the block of Portland limestone pictured in the previous issue of Natural Stone Specialist. Ralph told us...
The latest use of slate is as 20mm rainscreen cladding on the new Welsh Assembly offices in Llandudno.
15 June 2010 | Stone Heritage
Wales might be best known for its slate, but its varied geology also includes granite, sandstone and limestone that all contribute to its built heritage.When you think of Wales you tend to think of...
Mettingham Castle. Picture courtesy of Tim Bauxbaum, the project’s architect.
17 May 2010 | Stone Heritage
A grant of £290,500 from English Heritage has helped remove privately-owned Mettingham Castle, just outside Bungay in Suffolk, from the Buildings At Risk register. To stabilise the tower, holes...
The parliamentary buildings of Scotland with their Scottish Kemnay granite cladding.
17 May 2010 | Stone Heritage
The varied geology of Scotland has created distinct built environments that stretch back 5,000 years.The geological history of Scotland has given the nation as wide a range of stones as are to be...
The new Carrara Marble fountain in the Elizabethan Garden at Kennilworth Castle.
15 April 2010 | Stone Heritage
The new fountain at Kenilworth Castle is fit for a Queen. But which Queen? Elizabeth I or Elizabeth II? There is no doubting the skill of the carvers or the beauty of the Carrara marble fountain in...
The first stone under the saw  at new company Historic Stone.
15 March 2010 | Stone Heritage
Nick Rymer, formerly with Hollington stone quarry company Staffordshire Stone, has set up a new company called Historic Stone to supply a range of sandstones to the conservation / heritage market....
23 January 2010 | Stone Heritage
The UK’s first taskforce aiming to place historic churches at risk at the heart of community led regeneration has been formed by a partnership of national, public and church bodies, led by the...
The manor house at Baddesley Clinton built of the grey sandstone from the Forest of Arden.
15 November 2009 | Stone Heritage
One of the pilot studies for the Strategic Stone Study was carried out by the Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group. It reached its successful conclusion earlier this year. Maurice Rogers from...
14 October 2009 | Stone Heritage
Linford-Bridgeman, the restoration specialists of the Lichfield-based Linford Group, are returning to the Grade I listed Stowe House to carry out the latest round of repairs.Linford-Bridgeman have...
14 October 2009 | Stone Heritage
Conservation specialists St Blaise have come to the end of nearly a year’s work restoring the historic Grade I Elizabethan mansion of Grove Place, in Romsey, Hampshire, with its two distinctive...
Tata Mausolea at Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey, conserved by Triton Building Conservation.
14 August 2009 | Stone Heritage
Triton Building Conservation were established in March last year as a sister company to Triton Building Restoration, an external refurbishment company in London. The aim of the new company is to...
Steanhealth Torc and Doff cleaning systems are helping the White Tower – the original Tower of London – live up to its name.
14 August 2009 | Stone Heritage
It is 20 years since Brian Crowe and Jamie Fairchild began working together as Stonehealth and introduced the original swirling vortex cleaning system that was then called Jos that has developed into...

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