Sancreed Church, Nr Penzance
This grade 2 listed church dates back as far as the 14th- 15th centuries and was last restored in 1881.
The heritage lottery fund and local charities raised the money to replace the slates leadwork and guttering. The roof had been leaking for many years resulting in the main roof timbers rotting away at the top of the wall particularly in the area of the valley. All slates and lead were removed, work continued with the repairs to the roof timbers, cutting out all areas of rot and new timber needed to be formed to match the existing, was then fixed into place with dowls.
Sarking boards were replaced and a new centre valley built, all leadwork throughout the roof including under the gables copping stones. All was then re-slated using Delabole slate with new cast iron guttering and downpipes.
The finials of the tower were in poor condition and needed rebuilding with stainless steel pins hidden within the structure.
Internally the render to the walls was removed and new lime render put back with a bag rub finish to highlight the stone.
This restoration went extremely well with the use of natural materials locally sourced which will preserve this church for the next 100 plus years.