St Martin’s Fifield Bavant

St. Martin’s church is the smallest church in Wiltshire and has had had a number of inappropriate materials used in various repairs over the years, these included internal cement render, external cement pointing, plasterboard and softwood repairs to the roof.

The external pointing was removed and re-pointed in a lime mortar to match the original

Internally the cement render was removed and again rendered in lime with fictive ashlar to replicate existing.

The roof was stripped and decayed and failing plasterboard and lathe ceiling removed. New oak elements were combined with stainless steel strapping in order to retain as much of the historic fabric.The roof was retiled using a combination of reclaimed and original tiles.

The ceiling was constructed of rived hardwood lathes and lime plaster.

Entered for the John Betjemen Memorial Award.