St Peter’s Church Gamston

St Peter’s Church is situated in a quaint village in Nottinghamshire. The Church was closed in November 2015 for regular worship and was handed over to the Churches Conservation Trust in 2018 to begin conservation work, enabling the doors to be reopened to the public in years to come.

Heritage were awarded the first Phase of the restoration project which involved all external repairs around the whole church.

To the Tower, Masonry works included renewing all 8 pinnacles at the top, restoring existing stone bases where possible and installing the pinnacles which were carved by the Heritage team. The pinnacles stand tall, and are one of the first views of the church which can be seen when approaching the area.

Works to the Tower also included the renewal of the Tracery Windows to the Belfry Window Openings, New Oak Louvres, new Lead Chutes installed to the roof and the West Window was fully restored and re-leaded.

Masonry and repointing to Nave and Chancel included the careful cutting out of existing stone to use as templates, allowing us to carve new Tadcaster Limestone replacements of tracery, string course hood moulds copings and ashlars. The windows were overhauled and releaded, and Truss end repairs were also carried out prior to the new lead roofs going on.

St Peter’s is a beautiful church, and Heritage are proud to have played a part in the restoration journey. Now works are completed externally, the next phase of works will be carried out internally and Heritage look forward to seeing how the site develops.

Client: Churches Conservation Trust

Architect: David Sherriff at Simmonsherif Architects

Period: 36 weeks

Value:  £656,000

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