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The Exedra with some of its statuary that was restored by Cliveden Conservation.
13 August 2010 | Stone Heritage
Chiswick House Gardens, the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement and the setting for one of London’s most beautiful houses, were revealed to the public again last month (June) after a...
The English Heritage 'At Risk' report published this month (July).
13 August 2010 | Stone Heritage
It is not just the built heritage that is at risk, it is also the companies looking after that heritage with funding becoming harder to find, warns English Heritage as it prepares for its share of...
The Devereux Tower following its restoration by CWO. Photo: Sue Salton Photography
13 August 2010 | Stone Heritage
Building work of some kind or another has been almost continuous at the Tower of London since William the Conqueror started building it on the remains of a Roman fort in 1066. And it is not over yet...
 
Andrian Melka puts the finishing touches to his Midici Venus.
13 August 2010 | Stone Heritage
As luck would have it, just at the time Chiswick House Gardens needed a Midici Venus to replace one that had disappeared from the top of a column in the gardens, carver Andrian Melka had a copy of...
New Bath stone from Hanson Bath & Portland in Cardiff.
13 August 2010 | Stone Heritage
Hanson Bath & Portland Stone (B&PS), who supply Bath, Cotswold and Portland limestones, are supplying worked stone for projects that are part of the multi-million redevelopment of Cardiff.One...
Midland Conservation's work at Lichfield Cathedral.
13 August 2010 | Stone Heritage
Midland Conservation have rapidly established themselves an enviable reputation in the conservation, restoration and refurbishment of historic buildings. That is not really surprising, because...
The Bentick Memorial in Mansfield that was repaired by Bonsers.
13 August 2010 | Stone Heritage
Since Jo Bonser took over the family firm where she had worked for 17 years three years ago she has put a lot of effort into expanding the business out from the masonry cleaning base for which the...
13 August 2010 | Stone Heritage
The finishing touches of a major, five-year programme of phased restoration work at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton carried out by Croydon stone and conservation specialists Stonewest are just coming...
Rob Bessell holding a Red Mansfield shield on the back of which the masons have inscribed their initials.
13 August 2010 | Stone Heritage
This month (July), after NSS had gone to press, London stone and conservation specialists PAYE were due to remove the scaffolding from around the Grade II* Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross railway...
The new wing of the Merchant Hotel in Belfast built by McConnells in Bath and Armagh limestones.
13 August 2010 | Stone Heritage
Northern Ireland’s best known stone specialists, outside their home territory as well as within it, are S McConnell & Sons, based in Kilkeel, who have earnt themselves a reputation for...
The giant's causeway where a new visitor centre is to be built of the local stone, thanks to the 'Stone by Stone' project.
13 August 2010 | Stone Heritage
The most famous geological feature of Northern Ireland is the Giant’s Causeway in north Antrim, formed of 40,000 hexagonal columns of basalt. A World Heritage Site since 1986, in the 18th...
The tree fossils in the quarry.
13 August 2010 | Stone Heritage
A tree fossil discovery at Lander’s Quarries on Purbeck in Dorset is being described by paleobotanists as the most significant find of its kind since the Lulworth fossils in the 19th century....
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...

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