Magnificent Grade I listed church receives extensive external fabric repairs
USL were pleased to be appointed as Principal Contractor for the essential stone restoration and external fabric repairs to this Risk Register ancient parish church in Herne, Kent. St Martin’s is a largely early 14th century church of historical and architectural importance; unfortunately it was heavily restored in the later 19th century. Much external masonry was renewed, but despite this, there is still much fine 14th and some 15th century masonry surviving.
As main contactor, USL undertook stone masonry, glazing, and drainage works, which involved extensive stone conservation, working in Rag stone, Caen stone, Thanet stone and Septaria.
The project programme included:
“The award of a second substantial grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund is fantastic news for us and all those we serve because it means we can focus on them and their needs more confidently from a building that is becoming increasingly more welcoming, hospitable and sustainable. SO A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO NATIONAL LOTTERY PLAYERS and to the HLF Grant decision makers.”