Kilpeck Church view from the roof while working
This church is my favourite in the Marches. We have been removing cement and Victorian coal-ash mortar over the past five years and replacing with a lime mortar that both replicates the original mortar and protects the stonework from further erosion particularly near ground level where water was not evaporating adequately.
The colour change has also been beneficial, from grey mass of masonry to a better defined rubble stonework in the panels this has brightened the building and shows the historic carvings on a more appropriate background. We also replaced some of the stone roof tiles this year