Clitheroe Castle Pinnacle

Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd were delighted to secure the contract for the careful dismantling and rebuilding of the limestone Pinnacle situated in the Rose Garden of Clitheroe Castle. The Pinnacle was once part of the Houses of Parliament and was gifted to the town in 1937, it is an integral part of the memorial garden at Clitheroe Castle and close to the hearts of the local people and much valued by the Clitheroe Civic Society.

The Pinnacle was in desperate need of repair as the original lime mortar used had eroded significantly over time, allowing moisture to enter the joints causing severe corrosion to the iron fixings originally used when the Pinnacle was built, causing severe damage to the ornate limestone.

The project began with building a perimeter scaffold around the Pinnacle with a temporary roof, ensuring the works were protected from the autumnal weather conditions. Each stone was taken down and labelled course by course with the use of lifting appliances due to the size and weight of the stones.

All corroded fixings were carefully cut out and replaced with stainless steel and carbon fibre rods. The materials used will ensure the Pinnacle will not suffer from any further erosion, increasing the longevity of the stonework.

The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and formed an incentive for groups of visitors from schools and UCLAN to come and view the works. In conjunction with Clitheroe Civic Society, we held an open day on World Heritage Day for members of the public to come and see the works and promote the importance of maintaining Britain’s Heritage.

Throughout the duration of the works we welcomed Martin Seddon, a professional architectural photographer, on site to document the works. Upon completion of the works, we are proud to be a part of both the website and book which has been published for others to read about the work we carried out.

Read more about this project here.

Client: Clitheroe Civic Society

Architect: Ivan Wilson (IWA Architects)

Period: 8 weeks

Value: £28,000

Blog
view on the Day
Induction training Day at St Peters Church, Gamston
Heritage were asked on behalf on the Churches Conservation Trust to host a training day at St Peters Church in Gamston. Heritage set up different tables to enable the public to take part in talks and have a go at different aspects of construction including stonemasonry, lime pointing, lime plastering, glazing and Lead Work. Talks were gi....
view on the Day
RICS Awards
Heritage highly commended at RICS Awards
At the RICS Awards 2017, we were delighted to be awarded the highly commended prize for our building conservation work at St Cuthbert’s, Kentmere. Working alongside the PCC of St. Cuthbert’s and architect, Mike Darwell, over a 26 week period, we worked on a full roof refurbishment of the Grade II listed building at St Cuthbert’s.....
RICS Awards
Blackburn Cathedral
Heritage return to Blackburn Cathedral
After completing masonry and roofing works to the North and South Transepts at Blackburn Cathedral in 2016, Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd have returned to carry out the next phase of works required. The project includes masonry and repointing works to the West Tower, North Transept, and East Chancel walls. The works also includ....
Blackburn Cathedral
Southwell minster
Heritage start work at Southwell Minster
Heritage Conservation Restoration were delighted to have been awarded the contract at Southwell Minster. The works involve the stripping of roof slates to the North and South Aisle, forming new joinery decks to the existing rafters and laying new sandcast lead in hollow roll formation. The works are funded by the World War 1 memorial f....
Southwell minster
Image showing scaffold at Lancaster Castle
Heritage return to Lancaster Castle
Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd have the privilege of returning to Lancaster Castle to carry out the restoration works to the Work Stores, Gate House and Governors House. The scope of work includes new lead roofs, slating to the Governors House, stonemasonry repairs and repointing works to the external fabrics of the building fac....
Image showing scaffold at Lancaster Castle
Contact US
Name

Company

Email Address

Message

Facebook Feed

Unable to display Facebook posts.
Show error

Error: (#4) Application request limit reached
Type: OAuthException
Code: 4
Please refer to our Error Message Reference.
Heritage

Heritage