Projects - Ecclesiastical
Chapel of the Holy Trinity – Staunton Harold
Listing Status: Grade I
Client: National Trust
Building Period: 17th Century
Staunton Harold Church is a Grade I listed Church located on the privately owned Staunton Harold Estate but in the care of the National Trust. The church is a unique example of a church built during the commonwealth period. Internally, the church contains remarkable 17th painted ceilings depicting the Creation.
Nick Cox Architects have undertaken:
- A five-yearly fabric inspection report of the church and churchyard.
- Repairs and re-roofing to the north and south nave aisle roofs.
- Masonry repairs to the tower, north and south aisle parapet walls and pinnacles.
- Redecoration of the four pennants on top of the tower.
- A programme of masonry repairs to the churchyard walls.
- A condition review of the East stained glass window in the Chancel.
Re-roofing and Masonry repairs
The lead roofs over the North and South Aisles were last laid in the 1950s, however, due to signs of water ingress internally, it was decided to re-roof the two aisle in order to prevent further water entering and damaging the 17th century painted ceilings.
Nick Cox Architects oversaw two separate phases of repair works to the take up and re-roof the North and South Aisles, carrying out a number of structural repairs to the beam ends, in addition to carrying out a programme of masonry repairs to the high level masonry to the Tower and North and South Aisles, replacing and re-fixing a number of pinnacles and redecorating the four pennants.