St. Mary’s Conservation Film

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The St. Mary’s Church £1million conservation project has officially come to a close.

The end of three years of painstaking conservation works was marked by a national symposium in partnership with ICON (Institute of Conservation) held at Lydiard Park on 7th April, attended by forty delegates from across the heritage and conservation sectors.

Conservator Jane Rutherfood in St. Mary’s church during the medieval wallpaintings symposium, April 2022

Now, a new short film reveals this complex project for the benefit of anyone interested in finding out more about conservation. It is narrated by the project’s lead conservator, Jane Rutherfoord and includes discussion about the challenges presented by a building with so many layers of history and paint! See before and after shots of the wallpainting conservation and the role played by students from across the world.

To see more photographs of the conservation project at St. Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze visit The Lydiard Archives