Aylesbeare Church

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Aylesbeare Church

Client: PCC of Aylesbeare Church
Architect: John Alexander

Following the Quinquennial Inspection, Abacus Stone Conservation has carried out several areas of lime mortar repointing, lime render, internal replacement of lime plaster, limewash and stone mortar repairs to the Grade II listed church.

Lime pointing to east elevation

Hard cement mortar was removed from the east elevation and replaced with a suitable lime mortar. A selection of mortar samples were made first and allowed to dry. These were then offered up to the wall surface to help choose the correct colour and texture.

  • Aylesbeare Church East Elevation Pre-Works

    Aylesbeare Church East Elevation Pre-Works

  • Aylesbeare Church East Elevation Post-Works

    Aylesbeare Church East Elevation Post-Works

Lime render

Lime render repairs at high level had deteriorated. The old lime render was removed back to the sandstone wall and prepared for new lime render. Two coats of lime render were applied to match in with the existing wall line. At low level a piece of slate was inserted above the render to stop water penetrating the masonry wall.

  • Aylesbeare Church South Elevation of Chancel Pre-Works

    Aylesbeare Church South Elevation of Chancel Pre-Works

  • Aylesbeare Church South Elevation of Chancel Post-Works

    Aylesbeare Church South Elevation of Chancel Post-Works

  • Aylesbeare Church South Elevation of Chancel Pre-Works

    Aylesbeare Church South Elevation of Chancel Pre-Works

  • Aylesbeare Church South Elevation of Chancel Post-Works

    Aylesbeare Church South Elevation of Chancel Post-Works

Lime plaster

The lime plaster to the roof loft stair ceiling was badly deteriorated. The timber laths were removed and replaced allowing a good key for the ‘pricking up’ coat and the subsequent coats of lime plaster.

  • Aylesbeare Church Internal Lime Plastering Pre-Works

    Aylesbeare Church Internal Lime Plastering Pre-Works

  • Aylesbeare Church Internal Lime Plastering Post-Works

    Aylesbeare Church Internal Lime Plastering Post-Works