Our 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.