Over the years the Friends have been able to directly fund or contribute funds to a number of conservation projects in Lydiard House, the historic park and St. Mary’s Church.
Project Spotlight – Our most recent project towards which the Friends has made a significant grant, is the St. Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze Conservation Project.
St. Mary’s Conservation Project
This £1million project aims to renovate and conserve the church, to tell its story to a wider audience and to develop its potential as an inspiring educational resource. Huge progress has been made in revealing medieval wallpaintings, cleaning the building’s decoratively patterned walls and harmonising historic paint schemes in the nave, the St. John chapel and previously hidden south porch. The project has been a beacon for conservation training with students coming from across the world to hone their practical skills.
The historical Reports of the Friends of Lydiard Tregoze, edited by the organisations founder and former rector of St. Mary’s Church, the late Canon Brian Carne has provided a unique and permanent resource that continues to assist in research and project development today.