Euxton Parish Church near Chorley has history dating back to the 14th Century. As Churches go it is quite small in size but big in original details and wow factor as you pass through the modern porch into historic timbered Nave.

Over time the building has exhaled, settled and formed its own shape throughout. You will notice that walls are leaning out, trusses with huge gaps in the joints, slates undulating down the length of the roof. Yet still the Church stands with the help of “modern” steel tie rods and the mass of the thick old stone masonry.

As tough as the Church was, the elements were getting the better of the weathering details throughout. Water was getting into the stonework, leaks were penetrating the stone roof and the rain water goods were allowing rivers of rain to flow down the walls.

Our project was to tackle all these problems. Therefore we raked out and re-pointed the exterior walls in lime mortar, uncovered and re-roofed a large portion of the Nave. New oak timbers were introduced into the roof structure. All copings were removed and bedded on lead. Rain water goods completely renewed and lead work introduced under the slates.New up to date electrical scheme. Finally when the shell was completely sealed, the interior was enhanced with traditional lime plaster and decorated in breathable mineral paint.

The finished article is stunning and will save the Church from a long decline.

Euxton near Chorley

Total refurbishment and protection from the elements

“Lloyd and Smith’s pure craftmanship restored this precious and fragile monument.  It forms a focus for remembrance services, and will do for a long time into the future.”

Jubb and Jubb – Chartered Surveyors, Historic Environment Advisors

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