A Symposium it taking place on the significant programme of works to the magnificent interiors at St. Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze, which have been supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Friends of Lydiard Park.
People have been worshipping at St. Mary’s for over 1000 years and during that time the church has been rebuilt, enlarged, decorated and adorned in response to the changing demands of different centuries. Social and political upheaval, variations in the population, economic factors and not least the influence of the great families which held the manor of Lydiard Tregoze, have all played their part.
This symposium represents the culmination of a significant programme of works at the Church. Under the direction of Jane Rutherfoord ACR, the project has seen the conservation of the Church’s nationally significant medieval wall paintings and decorative schemes alongside an extensive training programme offering students and emerging conservation professionals the chance to develop and hone their practical conservation skills.
The event is being hosted by ICON (Institute of Conservation) in partnership with St. Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze.