Category: Conservation, All
Project Details: Bell Turret Repairs - St James the Great Church, Daisy Hill
Client: The Parochial Church Council
Location: West Houghton, Bolton
St James the Great is a Grade II* Listed Church designed by notable architects, Paley and Austin. The distinctive bell turret is believed to have been built tall enough so that the two sisters who donated the funds for the church to be built, could see the bells from their home. Unfortunately, its height and exposed location on Daisy Hill had left the bell turret in poor condition.
With assistance from a Heritage Lottery grant the church were able to tackle the repairs required to make the bell turret safe. Paddock Johnson were appointed to oversee the repairs and provide specification advice, which included vegetation removal, rebedding of stone, repointing, brick repairs and replacement terracotta details including a section of tracery.