5th July

Photo:The Roof without tiles showing the plaster from the ceiling below

The Roof without tiles showing the plaster from the ceiling below

Trudi Hughes, Historic England. Peter Rawlings, Architect. Les Hopton, the contractors, Valiant.

Photo:A J Francis H Wood 1966

A J Francis H Wood 1966

Builders mark on rafter

Photo:The 2 panels of Wattle and daub on the first floor

The 2 panels of Wattle and daub on the first floor

Photo:More open spaces

More open spaces

Photo:Tony Francis with his model of the Lych Gate

Tony Francis with his model of the Lych Gate

Stripping Out Continues

By Peter Greener

Serious work started on the roof this week with all the tiles removed and although it was basically sound discussion went on about adding insulation yet still keeping it looking (almost) the same in the end.

The signatures of H Wood and A J Francis were discovered from the 1966 re-roofing. Tony Francis will be known to many villagers for his carpentry work and we have in the museum a model he made of the Lych Gate in Mill Street,  which you can slot together as the original was.

A lot more of the old cement plaster has been removed from between the beams. We are keeping two older wattle and daub panels but they will probably have to be plastered over to preserve them.

 

 

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