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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...
Slate is still split by hand in Wales to make roofing slate that is highly regarded in many parts of the world.
17 September 2013 | Stone Heritage
Welsh Slate, for which UNESCO World Heritage status is already being sought, might also be designated as a Global Heritage Stone Resource along with Portland Limestone and perhaps other important...
17 September 2013 | Stone Heritage
The Government intends to establish a charity to run the historic buildings in the National Heritage Collection on a self-financing basis. It is giving English Heritage a one-off payment of £...
The new Irish Woirld Heritage Centre with its Donegal quartzite in Manchester.
17 September 2013 | Stone Heritage
Passengers on Manchester’s Metrolink may be slightly disoriented next month (September) when their Bury-bound tram makes its first stop at Irish Town, writes Claire Santry.The new station, the...
The new access to York Minster in magnesian limestone with surrounding Moseldon sandstone paving.
15 August 2013 | Stone Heritage
The south transept area of York Minster has been re-opened to the public following a £2million transformation by stone and conservation specialists William Anelay to provide a piazza and...
St Mary’s Tower, repaired using Red St Bees sandstone by Stone Central (NW).
15 August 2013 | Stone Heritage
Birkenhead Priory, said to be the oldest building still standing in Merseyside (it was built in about 1150) and the 42.6m tall Grade II listed St Mary’s Tower, which is all that remains of...
The new addition to the Grenoside Reading Room.
16 July 2013 | Stone Heritage
The Grade II Listed Grenoside Reading Room in Yorkshire has entered a new chapter of its existence thanks to the small works division of York and Manchester based building conservation specialist...
The architect's vision of Little Paradise.
16 July 2013 | Stone Heritage
Long-awaited new toilets and storage space at Salisbury Cathedral are being built in an area known as Little Paradise between the Chapter House and the south transept. R Durtnell & Sons from...
Part of the model village that even has its own stonemason.
18 June 2013 | Stone Heritage
The model village at Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds is, unusually, a one-ninth scale accurate depiction of the village itself, built from the same Cotswold limestone as the full size houses...
10 June 2013 | Stone Heritage
Britain's Secret Homes is a collaboration between ITV and English Heritage that in five episodes starting at 9pm on 7 June reveals 50 stories behind the UK's surprising and intriguing homes...
Heritage! Starting tonight on BBC4.
16 April 2013 | Stone Heritage
Made in partnership with English Heritage, the BBC is showing a three-part Heritage! series on BBC 4 following the movement to protect Britain’s built heritage from its early days in the 19th...