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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...
One of the ANZAC memorials being restored at Harefield Churchyard.
12 May 2015 | Stone Heritage
The Portland limestone and marble headstones of more than 100 Australian servicemen who died during the First World War have been restored ahead of the Centenary of ANZAC Day on 25 April by the...
The new English Heritage will have its own team of in-house stonemasons.

The new English Heritage will have its own team of in-house stonemasons.

8 April 2015 | Stone Heritage
The new English Heritage charity, taking over part of the work of the old English Heritage quango (after the dissolution of the quango on 1 April) will have its own team of stonemasons, it was...
Open in time for Christmas and the Building of the Month in January.
8 April 2015 | Stone Heritage
Ireland’s National Inventory of Architectural Heritage chose the restored St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford as its building of the month in January.The cathedral was severely damaged in a...
Historic England took its place in the heritage sector on 1 April.
8 April 2015 | Stone Heritage
The new English Heritage charity that took over part of the work of the old English Heritage after its dissolution on 1 April is to have its own team of stonemasons.Following a pilot programme next...
The Historic England new look of part of English Heritage.
17 March 2015 | Stone Heritage
Key Facts about English HeritageMore than 400 sites open to the public 11million visitors each year Just under 750,000 members More than 445,000 free educational visits a year 10million photographs,...
4 March 2015 | Stone Heritage
Readers of Natural Stone Specialist have asked what happened in the case of a residential development in the World Heritage site in Bath that was clad in reconstituted stone rather than the natural...
The new war memorial in Chester-le-Street with stone from CED.
4 March 2015 | Stone Heritage
A lot of masonry companies were involved in cleaning and repairing war memorials last year in preparation for the centenary commemorations of World War I. Some, such as stone hard landscaping...
Bath stone comes from underground quarries.
4 March 2015 | Stone Heritage
As there are still baths built by the Romans in the city of Bath, the stone used must have some admirable qualities, although a suite of contemporary tests might lead you to believe otherwise. Barry...

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