Works to West Elevation
Long term water ingress was damaging the internal finishes and threatening the future of the building fabric. After investigation the cause was found to be the flashing beneath and adjacent to the copings of the west elevation parapet. The copings were lifted and reinstated after the lead flashings were replaced. A new lead cover flashing was placed over the copings to ensure a water tight junction due to the adjacent slates sitting above the lead flashings. The cast iron rainwater goods were refurbished and a wireless theft detection system was installed to deter lead theft. Cost of works approximately £40,000.
Refurbishment of External Doors
Deterioration of the doors and frames had resulted in water ingress and movement of the frames causing cracking in the surrounding stone and brickwork. Doors and frames were repaired and repainted.
Repair to Vestry Copings
The copings along the vestry parapets were unsecure with damaged kneelers as a result of poor practice when the roof was repaired. The copings were sliding down the sloping parapet causing crushing of the facing bricks and a rotational movement at the top of the wall. The copings were repaired by cramp fixing the broken kneelers and dowelling each coping to its neighbour.
The ringing room is situated below the tower. This area was open to the church but did not have any seating or storage. To define the ringing room an open screen was installed between aisle and nave with a ringing bench closing off the ringing room from the aisle. The reverse side of the ringers’ bench contained book shelves for hymn books and storage was provided beneath the bench lid. The screens and bench were made by Mr John Heap a local cabinet maker who also provided the furniture for Tarleton Holy Trinity.