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13 November 2015 | Stone Heritage
English Heritage, the charity looking after English Heritage properties and sites since the old English Heritage was split into two organisation (the charity and Historic England) in April, is...
Penrhyn Quarry at Bethesda is one of the main sources of Welsh slate today.

Penrhyn Quarry at Bethesda is one of the main sources of Welsh slate today.

3 November 2015 | Stone Heritage
The Welsh slate industry was not entirely sure it wanted to be seen as a ‘World Heritage’, because the quarry operators consider themselves part of a thriving, modern industry. But it is...
17 September 2015 | Stone Heritage
Applications are now being invited for The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) 2016 William Morris Craft Fellowship.There are only four on offer each year. They do tend to alter...
 
Clitheroe’s Palace of Westminster Pinnacle in the Castle’s War Memorial Gardens.
17 September 2015 | Stone Heritage
Clitheroe Civic Society is spearheading an urgent project to see the historic Palace of Westminster Pinnacle in the Lancashire town’s castle grounds repaired by Heritage Conservation...
Brendan Teasdale (centre), MD of Team Force Restoration with apprentice mason James Landless and National Trust trainee Alice Ward.
17 September 2015 | Stone Heritage
After winning this year’s RICS Award for Building Conservation for The Black Barn in Northumberland, Team Force Restoration, based in Blyth, Northumberland, is now working on a careful masonry...
Antonia Hockton working on the reredos in her workshop and the finished work in the church.

Antonia Hockton working on the reredos in her workshop and the finished work in the church.

20 July 2015 | Stone Heritage
by Antonia Hockton, July 2015The south light plays across the surface, picking out fruit from one of the trees that rest on the bank of a body of water, the river of life. The stone is Ancaster Hard...
Help Bobby Singh return to Nepal with £50,000 to help earthquake victims by donating at WeAreOneNepal.org
17 July 2015 | Stone Heritage
In remote areas of Nepal, where a 50kg bag of cement costs as much as 10 days’ labour, the favoured method of construction is two layers of dry stone walls with a core of mud, cow dung and...
Nigel Copsey demonstrates hot lime mixing during the Building Limes Forum event at York in May.

Nigel Copsey demonstrates hot lime mixing during the Building Limes Forum event at York in May.

17 July 2015 | Stone Heritage
The use of natural hydraulic lime (NHL) mortars to replace Portland cement mortars used to repair ancient stone walls previously might have been as harmful to the stone as the Portland cement was....
The renovated cross.
17 July 2015 | Stone Heritage
Stone and conservation specialist Cliveden Conservation from Maidenhead, Berkshire, and Northern Ireland stone specialist S McConnell & Sons, with its heavyweight CNC machinery, have worked...
The Muckle Cross in Elgin that is to get a £55,000 facelift.
17 July 2015 | Stone Heritage
The Muckle Cross in the centre of Elgin, made from the local Clashach sandstone and one of the oldest monuments in Moray, Scotland, is to be given a facelift.The restoration of the Muckle Cross has...
Nigel Copsey mixes hot lime, dispelling some myths about the danger of it.

Nigel Copsey mixes hot lime, dispelling some myths about the danger of it.

8 June 2015 | Stone Heritage
Over the past 15-20 years a lot of earlier hard cement mortar repairs and repointing of stone buildings have been replaced using lime mortar to counteract the accelerated decay caused to the stone by...
Duncan Wilson, who will head Historic England when it comes into being on 1 April.
3 June 2015 | Stone Heritage
The first Chief Executive of Historic England when it comes into being on 1 April will be Duncan Wilson OBE.Historic England will come into being when the Historic Buildings & Monuments...
Emma Teale with this year's other two William Morris Craft Fellows outside SPAB's offices in London.
2 June 2015 | Stone Heritage
Stone conservator Emma Teale joins blacksmith Joe Coombes-Jackman and carpenter Ben Hornberger as this year's William Morris Craft Fellows.Emma is 36 with a BA(Hons) in History of Art. She began...
The new final resting place of King Richard III.
2 June 2015 | Stone Heritage
The ceremonial burial of the bones of Richard III in Leicester Cathedral in March, more than 500 years after the King was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field nearby, drew visitors from all over...
Register your banker mark at the Natural Stone Show.
2 June 2015 | Stone Heritage
For centuries masons have cut their individual marks into the stone they have worked to identify it as theirs. But the marks left over the millennia cannot normally be traced back to the craftsmen...

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