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Hot limewash with salt on the timber walls of a French Jesuit mission church in Canada

Hot Limewashes and Sheltercoats - Nigel Copsey

Stonemason and building conservator Nigel Copsey looks at the role of hot-mixed limewashes and sheltercoats in modern conservation practice and their advantages over lime putty mixes, including some strange recipes from historic sources.

   
Hot mixing on site (Photo: Cornish Lime)

Hot-mixed Mortars - Adam Brown

What exactly are hot-limes and should you be using them? Building surveyor Adam Brown unpicks the advantages and limitations of hot-mixed lime mortars for conservation work in an article which ranges from historic precedents to modern applications.

   
The Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata/Calcutta

Britain's Heritage in India - James Simpson

India's conservation movement is relatively new but it is developing rapidly, driven forwards by an energetic group of Indian conservation architects. James Simpson explores this exciting and critical period for some of the world’s finest cultural heritage.

   
A pigeon perches on a historic masonry facade

Bird and Bat Guano - Tim Hutton, David Watt and Jenny Brown

Guano can detract from a building's appearance, cause health problems and promote decay. This article explains the sources and effects of contamination, and the principal management and removal procedures.

   
A Grade II listed barn in West Felton, Shropshire

Barns: Use, Reuse and Misconceptions - Bob Edwards

Barn conversions can turn redundant buildings into much-needed residential properties but they can also destroy historic evidence. Bob Edwards explains the need for thorough recording before development.

   
19th-century gothic revival mahogany hall chair

Adhesives for Furniture Conservation - Norbert Gutowski

This introduction to the use of adhesives in the conservation and repair of historic furniture includes an overview of historic joinery adhesives and an appraisal of the types commonly used in modern conservation work.

   
Medieval stained glass depiction of a saint at St Mary’s church, Treuddyn, Flintshire

Medieval Stained Glass in North Wales - Martin Crampin

Martin Crampin explores the small but highly significant body of medieval stained glass which survives in the churches of north Wales. His article also provides striking insights into the work of Victorian restorers.

   
Brookwood Cemetery, Woking

Saving Cemeteries - Rebecca Barrett and Jenifer White

Rebecca Barrett and Jenifer White unravel the significance of our historic cemeteries, not only as burial grounds but also as repositories of history. They also evaluate the principal threats to this form of heritage.

   
The interior of Yarpole church, Herefordshire

England's Rural Parish Churches - Trevor Cooper

Trevor Cooper considers the fate of historic rural parish churches with dwindling congregations and suggests some of the ways in which they can access new funds, supporters and uses: the all-important trinity of 'pounds, people and purpose' that can secure their survival.

   
Middle Street Synagogue, Brighton

Are Britain's Synagogues at Risk? - Sharman Kadish

Sharman Kadish explores some of the key threats to the UK's historic synagogues and evaluates some notable successes at Singers Hill, Birmingham and Golders Green Synagogue in North London.

   

 


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