St Andrew and St Mary's Church

Grantchester

Client – St Andrew and St Mary's Church, Grantchester PCC

Grantchester church tower is renowned for its connection with Rupert Brooke and its clock at ten to three.  It has received the first phase of repairs to remove cementitious external render which was cracked and falling as well as trapping moisture in the walls.  At the same time parapets have been rebuilt, belfry lights stonework repaired and the tower walls pointed with lime mortars and protected with lime shelter coats to match earlier treatment to chancel and nave walls.  Extensive areas of wall face under the render were found to be loose and were rebuilt.  Other areas had been repaired in the past using brickwork.  The lime shelter coat treatment has unified the appearance of these different materials.

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