St Mary’s Church Pew Platforms Project – Progress report #5

Monday Feb 12: SE pew platform re-boarding completed.

Tuesday: lift, move and settle the font in its new SE position.  The difference in levels between the new oak rail and the eroded floor slabs in this part of the south aisle makes it important to replace the slabs with second-hand York stone at an additional cost.

Wednesday and Thursday:  Move the pews from CE and NE pew platforms onto the new SE area and remove the boarding from these two remaining pits.

Friday: The architect visited site and reported that there is far greater decay than elsewhere and that more boarding than anticipated will have to be replaced. The side oak rails are also decayed in places and will need some replacement oak.  There may be enough redundant joists from the rear (being assembled in the photo) to make good here at the front.  See Facebook St Mary’s Badby for a short video.

 

Our thanks go to all those who have contributed their time and money and to those who have made grants to this project over several years.

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