Natural Stone Awards - 2014 - St Margaret of Antioch church, Crick - Highly Commended for Restoration

Crick village is set in the beautiful rolling Northamptonshire countryside.  The Parish church of St Margaret of Antioch is a Grade I listed building in the centre of the village.  The extent of the repairs to the church must have at times seemed overwhelming to the community, the tower had been roped off for many years due to falling masonry and several of the tracery windows were boarded up as they were in a state of collapse. 

After a period of intensive fundraising, the local community reached out to English Heritage to gain the vital funds required to bring the church back from disrepair.  The project involved multiple stonework  repairs and replacement around the church facades including four tracery windows.  The utmost care was taken to repair and replace stone as closely as possible to the original. 

Judges comments:- "The judges were impressed by the calculations that had to be undertaken to repair several areas which had been in a particularly bad state.  In one case, the tracery of a window was very badly tilted but the replaced parts fit perfectly, meaning that the setting out in plan form, as well as the distortion of the sections must have been calculated and modelled to a very high degree.  The balance of the project includes renewal of the spire ashlars and belfry restoration, all executed cleanly and professionally.  The craftsmanship is exemplary".

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