Client: Waveney District Council
Completed: July 2017
Category: Heritage Walls
Contract Duration: 37 Weeks
What we did...
  • Restoration & Conservation
  • Stone Masonry & Brickwork
  • Rubble Wall Reconstruction
  • Repointing
  • Foundations & Stabilisation

USL were pleased to be awarded the contract to carry out vital restoration and repairs works to the boundary walls at the Church of Holy Trinity in Bungay, Suffolk. The Church has a rich history dating back to Saxon times with C15 octagonal embattled top. This unique church consists of a nave, south aisle and south porch, with fine round tower. The latter is reputed to be Saxon in origin with C15 octagonal embattled top. The boundary walls are probably C18 or early C19, with a mixture of materials including buff brick with stone cope, flint and red brick, square yellow brick, flint with moulded terra cotta cope, part rendered. 

The boundary walls which are Grade II Listed were in need of vital restoration works including the sensitive removal and rebuilding of defected areas, foundation and structural repairs, in situ masonry repairs and rubble wall conservation.  

The Works Comprised of:

  • Clearing debris to accommodate necessary excavations works as well as removal of vegetation.
  • Surveying wall foundations to determine depth and structural quality.
  • Repairs to existing foundations including the reconstruction/repairs of wall sections and new additions where reusing materials was not deemed suitable.
  • The repair and partial reconstruction of the brick retaining wall to the North boundary of the closed churchyard.
  • The repair of the existing facing brickwork and flint work walls to the East & South boundaries of the closed churchyard.
  • Rubble wall repairs and flint conservation. 
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