St Giles Church, Cropwell Bishop, is a Grade I listed church in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.
New cracks emerged in the arch between the chancel and the nave just before Christmas 2013 revealing major structural defects which needed urgent remedial action.
Repairs were urgently needed because the wall was in a dangerous state and the church was forced to close until the structure could be investigated further. Following a structural report recommendations were made for a custom-built support structure which was installed under the chancel arch to mitigate the risk of collapse while details were prepared.
The urgent repairs were identified while undertaking the Grant Aided investigation works, unfortunately the scope of repair exceeded the original English Heritage grant offer and additional funding had to be secured to allow the works to be completed.
The arch was rebuilt on a like for like basis. The roof coverings were temporarily removed adjacent the works and the walling material was taken down by hand and salvaged where possible for reuse and new sections of stone were added to replace the loose rubble core. On completion of the walling the roof covering was reinstated with new lead flashings. The rebuilt wall was tied in at the corner with epoxy grouted anchors and the internal wall surface was plastered in lime and decorated on completion.
- Parish Church of St Giles
- Cropwell Bishop PCC
- Chancel Arch Repairs
- Grade I