OUR WORK


WHATLINGTON CHURCH WAR MEMORIALS


CLIENT

St Mary Magdalene Parish Church Council, Carden and Godfrey Architects

SERVICES

Monuments and Memorials
Stone Cleaning

ABOUT PROJECT

This beautiful 13th Century parish church suffered a terrible fire in 2010. Situated close to the nave and the origin of the fire, these alabaster war memorials were quite badly damaged. The surfaces were stained with a sooty residue and large sections of the outer frames had cracked and fallen away.

Happily, quick-thinking and dedicated parishioners had collected the fragments and stored them carefully in the font.

The monuments were cleaned with a mild solvent dilution, stabilized with lime grout and then repaired with pigmented resin. Some of the lettering had become illegible and so was minimally repainted so that the names of the commemorated could be read.

Finally, micro-crystalline wax was applied. This protects the soft alabaster against moisture and dirt, and restores the natural beauty and lustre of the stone.


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