This 14th and 15th Century church has a number of historic features, such as an imposing 16th Century porch, an embattled tower, and distinctive herringbone masonry. Even the churchyard has its own distinctive features – including the grade II listed lychgate that Kirk and Bills were commissioned to restore.
As it was in danger of collapse, the lychgate needed to be treated with the utmost care. We painstakingly dismantled the timberwork and removed it to our workshop for repair. Given the age and importance of the lychgate, we were committed to saving as much of the structure as we could. Where this wasn’t possible, we replaced the original wood with carefully matched oak beams.
While we crafted new timbers and refurbished the old ones off site, we carried out supporting ground work and installed steel work on site. We then transported the fully restored framework back to the churchyard and refitted the roof. At the same time, we oversaw work on the path leading from the gate to the church.