Heritage set to return to Southwell Minster

After successfully completing the first phase of work to the North and South Choir Aisle roof repairs in 2017, Heritage Conservation Restoration are delighted to have been awarded Phase 2 restoration works at Southwell Minster. The project will include a new Sand Cast Lead Roof with Hollow Rolled Bays, as well as new Lead Gutters to the Choir and Chancel roofs.

The work is due to commence September 2019 with an expected duration of approximately 43 weeks and is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The working area will require a complete scaffold, including a temporary roof to ensure the building remains watertight throughout the duration of the works. The scaffold is expected to take 10 weeks before any restoration works can commence, giving an insight into the scale of the project.

Southwell Minster is Grade I* listed, and Heritage are extremely proud to be working on one of the countries most prestigious buildings for the next Phase of works.


Heritage Conservation Restoration replaced part of our church roof. The standard of workmanship, the regard for health and safety, the understanding of heritage requirements was excellent and the company and workforce were flexible, responsive and imaginative when unexpected issues were identified during the course of the project. They worked hard to make sure that disruption to the life of the church was kept to a minimum. We would be very happy to engage them for future projects.

Rev D Penny

St Matthew’s Church, Chadderton

Image showing church roof working area at St Matthew's, Chadderton
Early in 2016, Heritage Conservation Restoration, having been recommended by our architects, commenced work on the total renovation of our Victorian church's East end. This involved the removal of the asbestos panelled ceiling, the removal of the 100 year-old dark oak staining from the original roof trusses & their re-staining with an Archdeacon's" finish, the installation of new panels, & a new & much improved lighting system. The whole Chancel area was re-decorated & new carpeting laid. The completed work…

Hedley Richardson.

Churchwarden St. James’ Church, Gorton, Manchester

Image showing the timber framework in the ceiling of St Jame's, Gorton
Heritage Conservation and Restoration recently completed a project of ours that involved extensive timber repairs to the roof structure of St Cuthbert’s Church in Kentmere, along with re-slating and replacement of the rainwater goods.  The works to the grade 2 listed church were funded by the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund to a very strict time line and to exacting standards of quality.  HCR were able to deliver the performance required and the entire team were a pleasure…

Mike Darwell

 BA (Hons) BArch RIBA SCA AABC PDD (Building Cons.)

Architect / Director

Drone image showing St Cuthbert's, Kentmere
In 2014 Clitheroe Civic Society (CCS) embarked on the first live project in their 50-year plus history. In the absence of funds from the Local Authority (Ribble Valley Borough Council) to carry out urgent repair works to a Grade II Listed monument in the Clitheroe Castle Gardens, CCS decided to step in and see if they could raise sufficient funds to carry out the works on behalf of RVBC - and the wider community. The monument came from the Palace…

Steve Burke Dip Arch (Oxf’d) Conservation Architect

Clitheroe Civic Society Pinnacle Project Team Leader

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