St. Elizabeth’s C of E Church Aspull was built in 1882 by Mr. Roger Leigh and with all buildings that age it needed a complete renewal of the roof and pointing to keep those North Westerly gales and rain out. With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the expertise of Anthony Grimshaw Associates Architects we managed to provide St Elizabeths a watertight solution which will last for decades to come. The Church stands alone with no protection on any elevation, so it was necessary to make sure the new roof was built to the highest standards whilst retaining those attractive architectural features such as the contrasting slate banding. The hard cement mortar was raked out and replaced with Lime mortar helping the walls to expel rain water naturally, avoiding undue erosion during the freeze/thaw cycle in Winter. With a sensitive plaster repair to the ceiling and a couple of Lime distemper coats of paint the roof space was vibrant once more. One of benefits of working at such a high level was the privilege of getting up close to the amazing circular West window.

Aspull, Wigan

The project consisted of a full new roof to the nave, Lime mortar pointing to North, East and West elevations, Lime plaster to ceiling

“The completed contract is a good example of careful conservation work and I know the church members are very pleased indeed with the result. Well done.”

REBECCA J GRIMSHAW, B.A. (Hons), B.Arch (Manc), RIBA, AABC – Conservation Architect

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