Magnificent Grade I Listed Church Receives Extensive Restoration Works to Tower.
USL were pleased to continue working at St Martin Church in Herne to restore the masonry of the tower as well as the lead roof and other structural elements.
This magnificent largely early 14th century church was unfortunately very heavily restored in the later 19th century. Much external masonry was renewed, however despite this, there is still strong evidence of fine 14th and 15th century masonry and stonework.
The restoration programme to the tower section of the church included;
The rubble stone walling work consisted primarily of Septaria nodules, flint, rounded pebbles, Folkestone Bed and Thanet stones, as well as Kentish Ragstone, Caen and some Reigate. Our team of specialists matched as closely as possible to the existing composition.