St Mary's, North Aston
Grade II* church repair work
The stone work reveals and tracery of the south windows of St Mary’s, North Aston had deteriorated and were in need of restoration. Repairs have been carried out replacing the stonework where necessary and carefully removing and cleaning the glass, refurbishing the ferramenta and glazing bars.
£50,000 construction cost
Grade II* churchyard alteration project
The lychgate at St Mary’s, North Aston is in need of repair and refurbishment. The church are taking the opportunity to have the lychgate carefully dismantled, repaired and refurbished and then reinstated at a lower level, taking away the three steps from the road into the churchyard. This is the only access and the steps make it difficult or impossible for some people to access the church or churchyard.
The new path will be gently graded down to the road and finished in resin bound gravel with discrete, low intensity lighting sunk into the surface.
£60,000 construction cost
Grade II* new stained glass window
A local family have commissioned a new stained glass window for the east window in the chapel as a celebration of life in North Aston. Artist Nicola Hopwood has been commissioned to design and create the window and our role is to coordinate the project including obtaining consent for the works and overseeing repairs to the stone window reveals and tracery.
£15,000 construction cost
Grade II* church reordering project
The final stage in the programme of project work for St Mary’s is modest internal reordering to provide a toilet and kitchen servery as well as liturgical changes to the altar and the creation of a children’s corner in the church. There is no toilet or kitchen facility at present and these basic facilities are much-needed. The rural location and relatively low building useage lends itself to use of a ‘trench arch’ drain where effluent is allowed to naturally drain into ground beneath the churchyard path rather than into public sewers or other basi treatment installations.
£70,000 construction cost