St Michael & All Angels Church, Pinhoe
Services provided: full architectural services
Completion: Autumn 2012
When we were approached by the PCC, the Vestry at St Michael’s Church (Grade II* Listed) was suffering from advanced wet rot resulting in the collapse of the floor and the wall linings, requiring immediate attention. The seperate but also Listed Church Room was in a similar, but less advanced, state.
We have worked to diagnose the problems, recommend a remedial works programme, and manage contracts to reinstate the fabric back to habitable condition. Methods employed harmonise with the existing fabric and are sympathetic to the original construction, while meeting the demands of modern occupation. By dealing with the source issues and reinstating the building fabric sympathetically, we aim to work with the custodians of these buildings to ensure they remain available to future generations.
During construction a 16th Century fireplace was found hidden behind the gable wall. This extensive structure has been opened up and its features are being treated with a light-touch conservation approach; it makes a magnificent feature in the Church Room. The discovery was reported in the local papers here. Corbel Conservationcontinue to make good progress in the Vestry whilst balancing conservation requirements against the recent high volumes of water ingress.