7th July 2022

The Saxon Church: Conservation and Care

Price: £10.00

The architect responsible for advising the Trust between 2014 and 2020 and the two stonemasons responsible for the church’s maintenance over the last ten years give an illustrated talk on the features of the building and what it takes to conserve it in sympathy with its history.

Helen Martin BA Hons Dip Arch MSc Conservation AABC, as well as being the inspecting church architect for the Saxon Church, has also worked on Salisbury and Gloucester Cathedrals and numerous parish churches.

Ian Benford, stonemason, has worked on many of Bradford’s landmarks: St. Laurence and St. Mary Tory, West Barn, Packhorse Bridge, Priory Barn, Wallington Hall, Belcombe Court and the War Memorial. He also does dry stone walling and has built using adobe in Thailand and Ladakh.

Michael Weltike moved in 1977 from studying architecture at Leeds to an apprenticeship in stone masonry in Bradford on Avon. He has been based here for his entire career and has worked with Ian on many of his projects. He is also a letter cutter, working in a variety of materials.

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  • Venue: St Laurence Saxon Church
    Church Street, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1LW, England
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