All Saints - A BUILDING AT RISK


700 YEARS OLD - IN NEED OF REPAIR


Our beautiful church has been standing for700 years. It must be kept safe and sound for the use of all parishioners at regular services,  baptisms, weddings and funerals.

The difficulties of maintaining a medieval building in good repair are great and the costs are high.


On 20th December 2013,
All Saints Church was granted Heritage Lottery funding to repair the tower, the south porch, and to improve drainage and the heating and to make information about the church more accessible.

Church members are very excited about this opportunity.

The first stage was investigative; for example, the stone work in the tower is crumbling and the best method of preserving it had to be established. If all goes well, the second stage, the actual building works, will start in spring 2015.

Heritage Lottery Fund will be contributing 82% of the costs, estimated at £237,420: the remainder has to be sourced from other charities and from local fundraising."

At September 2015 the necessary repairs and improvements to safeguard the church have been completed.

For more about this see Church Conservation


















English Heritage -
Buildings at Risk

In October 2014 English Heritage published the latest listing of Buildings at Risk. All Saints Church has, this year, been added to the listing - see the entry below:-
The Church - A Building at Risk

English Heritage have recently published a document listing buildings at risk in the UK. All Saints Church at East Winch has been added to the register this year.

Entry taken from The Historic England - 'Buildings at Risk Register'

Church of All Saints, Church Lane, East Winch
© English Heritage
SITE NAME:
Church of All Saints, Church Lane, East Winch
DESIGNATION: Listed Place of Worship grade II*
CONDITION: Very bad
PRIORITY CATEGORY: B (New entry)
OWNER TYPE: Religious organisation
LIST ENTRY NUMBER: 1342382

Parish church of C14 and C15 date with restorations in 1878 by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Constructed from rubblestone, carstone and part rendered. Slate roofs.

Masonry of the tower, south aisle, and chancel deteriorating badly. Ineffective ground drainage is making the interior damp and places the historic pews at risk. A grant application for all these repairs has been successful. Work is expected to begin in 2014 or 2015.

Contact: Malcolm Starr 01223 582723

VIEW THE 'HERITAGE AT RISK' REGISTER HERE

So, WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT IT ? SEE HERE




Work on repairing the damage commenced in May 2015. It is expected to take about six months to complete.
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