St Nicholas Church, Askham, is a Grade II* listed church in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.
Having undertaken a Stone Report of this superb parish church in the village of Askham, we identified a number of areas of concern, including the Prior’s Door located within the south wall of the 13th century Chancel.
The stone work reveals and arched head had suffered significant decay to the back face which resulted in large gaps and poor weathering against the door, in some areas there were pockets more than 75mm deep. The purpose of the stone repairs was to provide improved weathering to the door opening and protection to the surrounding fabric.
Having considered a number of solutions it was felt that total replacement of the decayed stone provided a more effective solution that improved the weathering to the door and continued to protect the surrounding fabric and provide an effective long term solution.
The original door was replaced approximately 100 years ago in soft wood with decorative ironmongery. We have refurbished the original ironmongery and re-used it on the new door which is made from Oak.
- Parish Church of St Nicholas
- Askham PCC
- Stone Repair
- Grade II*