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8 August 2014 | Stone Heritage
English Heritage is seeking experts in modern architecture, planning and local government and gardens and landscapes to fill three places on the London Advisory Committee. The committee advises on...
Prince Edward and Sophie of Wessex unveil the restored obelisk at the centre of the Royal Forest of Dean today (7 May). Nick Horton is on the left.
8 August 2014 | Stone Heritage
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie of Wessex, spent today (7 May) in the Royal Forest of Dean, taking time to unveil a plaque on a newly restored and cleaned obelisk outside the...
St Colman's Cathdral in Cork is just one of more than 600 buildings being renovated with the help of Government money.
24 April 2014 | Stone Heritage
The Government in Ireland is making €5million from the country's lottery available as leverage to make improvements to 618 historic structures in the Republic. It is intended the Government...
 
This is a drape covering the East Front window. Behind it the stonemasons are renovating the magnesium limestone tracery of the window.
26 March 2014 | Stone Heritage
York Minster Revealed is a £20million, five-year project (the largest of its kind currently under way in the country) to restore the East Front of the Minster and improve access. The work...
Jo Bonser and Richard Hill are looking for growth as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary.
25 February 2014 | Stone Heritage
In 50 years Bonsers has gone from window cleaner to major regional conservation contractor working on some of the most important historical buildings in the Midlands... and beyond. NSS talks to Jo...
24 February 2014 | Stone Heritage
Historic Scotland is developing a National Conservation Centre for Scotland, an ambitious project to create a national and international hub for technical conservation, research and learning to...
The Duke of Kent at the opening of the new museum of the War Graves Commission at its headquarters in Maidenhead.
24 February 2014 | Stone Heritage
Following the opening of a new museum at the newly refurbished headquarters of the Commenwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) in Maidenhead on 11 December by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent (who...
24 February 2014 | Stone Heritage
Culture Secretary Maria Miller has announced a further £5million of Government funding – on top of the £80million already committed (see NSS June issue) – ahead of English...
Some of the stonemasonry features at the Weald & Downland Museum, which has now been granted £250,000.
24 February 2014 | Stone Heritage
The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum on the South Downs of Sussex has been given £250,000 by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) / Wolfson Museums & Galleries...
24 February 2014 | Stone Heritage
Exeter Cathedral has been given planning permission by Devon County Council to remove 5m3 of stone each year for the next 10 years from Dunscombe Manor Quarry near Sidmouth.The quarry was last used...
David Francis in Abney Park this year.
28 January 2014 | Stone Heritage
David Francis, who writes the Grave Matters column in this magazine, has this year been involved in making safe and refixing some of the memorials in the historic London cemetery of Abney Park, Stoke...
The new visitor centre at Stonehenge – all very hush-hush ahead of the opening on 18 December.
17 December 2013 | Stone Heritage
The new visitor centre at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain is opening on 18 December in time for the winter solstice on 21 December. Everyone involved in the £27million Stonehenge Environmental...
The head of St Peter in the carvers' workshop.
9 December 2013 | Stone Heritage
A replacement statue of St Peter in Lepine limestone has been carefully positioned at the top of the East Front of York Minster.The three sections of the statue were carved to dimensions taken from a...
St Mel's after the fire.

St Mel's after the fire.

9 December 2013 | Stone Heritage
The renovation of St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford, Ireland, following a devastating fire after midnight mass on Christmas Eve 2009, has seen all of its 28 Irish Blue limestone Ionic columns...
The grade II listed St Barnabas Church in Erdington, Birmingham – one of the buildings removed from the At Risk register.
20 November 2013 | Stone Heritage
English Heritage wants to mobilise even more volunteers to help save the nation’s built heritage. English Heritage, cash-strapped from Government cuts, announced the new crowd-sourcing...

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