Conserving War Memorials: case studies now available to download from the Historic England website.

As part of Historic England’s contribution to the DCMS-funded First World
War Memorials Programme there are several case studies on war memorials now
available to download from the Historic England website.

These short publications describe conservation options for war memorial projects
with conservation issues, including mortar-filled inscriptions, metal fixings, bronze
and cleaning.

This guidance is intended for those designing, specifying and undertaking conservation and repair work to free standing war memorials, such as architects, building surveyors, structural engineers, project managers, contractors, craftspeople, and conservators. It will also be of interest to those responsible for making decisions, such as local authority conservation officers, custodians or volunteer groups. It also indicates where to get further help and advice.

Examples of ase studies available to view include:

Conserving War Memorials Case Study: Cleaning
First World War Memorial, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

In 2016 War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £24,400 towards works to clean the memorial using steam cleaning. Damaged stone was repaired using indents to match the original stone and the memorial was repointed using a lime mortar where this was required. The lettering had eroded in a number of areas and had become illegible and so these were re-cut and filled to match extant original lettering.

Conserving War Memorials Case Study: The Replacement of Missing Bronze Elements: Bootle, Merseyside

In 2016 a grant of £88,320 was offered through War Memorials Trust Grants Scheme, supported by the First World War Memorials Programme, towards repair and conservation work. This case study describes the treatment undertaken to address missing bronze elements on the Grade-II listed Bootle War Memorial.

The case studies on war memorials are now available to download from the Historic England website here. 

For comprehensive information on funding conservation work for war memorials, visit the Grants section of War Memorials Trust website.

 

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Conserving War Memorials: case studies now available to download from the Historic England website.

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