14 June, 2023
USL are pleased to be appointed as the main contractor for this lovely Grade II* listed place of worship in Griton, St Andrew’s Church. The restoration and reordering project will start in July with expected completion in the Autumn.
The building requires sensitive revitalisation to the existing space to accommodate more people and provide multi-use areas with fixability for both worship and community events as well as additional practical storage and a servery area.
This church is mainly 15th century, with some parts dating from the 12th and 13th centuries. Decorated in fieldstone, rubble with dressed limestone. The oldest part of the existing building is the base of the west wall of the tower. This has been dated to the 12th century or earlier, from the herringbone pattern of the courses of mortared pebbles.
The oldest church artefact is a Saxon altar stone, cut down in Norman times to make a coffin lid. This is now installed in the church as a side altar at the east end of the south aisle, having been discovered in the churchyard in 1951.
The USL team will be undertaking an extensive programme of Restoration & Refurbishment, Internal Reordering, Masonry Repairs, Joinery, new WC and Servery construction.
USL is pleased to be working in partnership with Peter Slinger - Chartered Conservation Architect and the PCC of Griton.