BCS Ltd feels privileged for every opportunity to be involved in the conservation of Britain’s heritage, the building we are proudest to be associated with is undoubtedly Lincoln Cathedral.
Since 2002, BCS Ltd has been inspecting the East End, Central Tower and West Towers and Turrets of the Cathedral on a three-year rolling survey.
The great West Front of Lincoln Cathedral is widely recognised as one of the finest historic façades in England.
During this time our reports have been an integral part of the cathedral works department’s planning for high level conservation.
Our practical (and occasional emergency) interventions have postponed the necessity of expensive, scaffolded work programs, sometimes by decades.
Restoration of the turrets involves:
- Saving original stonework using mortar repairs
- Cleaning stonework using the appropriate conservation techniques
- Replacing a large number of stones, many of which requiring carving to follow the decorative pattern of the existing mouldings and capitals.
Once the work on the turrets is complete, attention will move to the East End, then to the Chapter House and on to the three great towers in about twenty five years time.