The Blessed Virgin Mary, Isle Abbotts (2007)

28 April 2015
Sculpture conservation | Stone conservation
Project value:
£51k - £100k
Project length:
6 months

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Isle Abbotts (2007)

Isle Abbotts_1.JPGOur work at St Mary the Virgin involved an extensive schedule of repair and

conservation. The tower retains ten original sculptures, many of which have areas of original

polychrome still visible on the surface. The wealth of architectural detail and sculpture on this

tower insisted on a refined approach to the methodology of protection, using lime based materials

including sensitive mortar repairs, micro-pinning and sheltercoating. Replacement stone and

structural supports were also necessary on the pinnacles and parapet.