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The new Portland limestone steps at the Tower of London installed by London Stone Conservation.
14 August 2009 | Stone Heritage
A building the size and age of the Tower of London requires constant attention and the latest project there was to refurbish the southern steps of the New Armouries building in the south-eastern...
Some of Laing's masons and apprentices who made the water cannons for Craigievar Castle.
14 August 2009 | Stone Heritage
For Laings Traditional Masonry a fascinating part of the £1million restoration of Craigievar Castle near Alford in Aberdeenshire has been the creation of 23 Stone ‘water cannons’,...
Part of the AF Jones addition to Old Bridge House.
14 August 2009 | Stone Heritage
The picture here shows some of the Hartham Park Bath stone and knapped flint work of AF Jones Stonesmasons of Reading, Berkshire, on the privately owned Old Bridge House next to the Thames in Marlow...
A dry stone wall that protects Hadrian's Wall being rebuilt.
14 August 2009 | Stone Heritage
Natural England, working in partnership with English Heritage, Hadrian’s Wall Heritage, the Northumberland National Park and a land-owner, have funded £250,000-worth of work that has...
Reliefs conserved in the latest phase of work are being displayed in a special annex to the site museum.
14 August 2009 | Stone Heritage
One of the most extraordinary projects by a British conservation company is Cliveden Conservation’s work at Aphrodisias in Turkey. Cliveden are now in their 18th year at this important city of...
Geroge Gilbert Scott's Leeds General Infirmary where William Anelay have used cementitious socks to tie the masonry together.
14 August 2009 | Stone Heritage
Now that the Victorian Gothic of George Gilbert Scott’s Leeds General Infirmary (generally known as the LGI) has started to be revealed in all its glory by cleaning and restoration work carried...
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...
Sebastian Brooke will be carving outside St Paul's Cathedral in London until September.
19 July 2009 | Stone Heritage
Pictured right is Monmouth stonecarver Sebastian Brooke outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London next to his carving of an Hawaiian Haha palm. But it’s no joke. It is one of the 860 species...
The new DeLank Cornish granite steps and ramps installed by CWO at Westminster Cathedral.
15 June 2009 | Stone Heritage
Specialist stonework and restoration contractors Cathedral Works Organisation (CWO), working with St Ann’s Gate Architects of Salisbury who have been involved with the Cathedral since 1997,...
The completed statue at the heart of Weymouth’s Georgian townscape
16 April 2009 | Stone Heritage
A restored Coade stone statue of George III with unicorn and lion on a Portland limestone plinth is the centrepiece of Weymouth’s Georgian townscape. Chris Daniels, Accredited Conservator,...
The Monument

The Monument in the City of London following its restoration by CWO.

16 March 2009 | Stone Heritage
On 16 February the restoration of The Monument in the City of London came to an end and the public were able once again to climb the 311 steps going up the inside of The Monument with their new Pooil...
The Portland limestone Ponsonby Temple after its reconstruction by Chichester masons CWO.
19 February 2009 | Stone Heritage
A Georgian Portland limestone temple discovered dismantled in the cellar of Bessborough House, London, (now Parkstead House) when it was bought by what is now Roehampton University in 2000 is being...
The Calder Hebble Navigation Warehouse following its conversion by William Anelay.
19 February 2009 | Stone Heritage
The 218-year-old York sandstone Calder Hebble Navigation Warehouse, close to the heart of Wakefield, has been given a new lease of life from a £4.8million restoration project carried out by...
10 January 2009 | Stone Heritage
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have put £5million into a new funding programme for heritage training called Skills for the Future. It opened to applicants on Wednesday 2 December and will...