The restoration of Gunwalloe Church…

Built on a miniature scale behind a cliff, Gunwalloe Church is just 54 feet in length. The building is a great example of a three hall church around the time of the 15th-16th century.

Having previously restored the church internally and externally, Rothwell Historical Restoration returned in the summer of 2017 to rake out the tower, built into the cliff itself, and repoint.

This involved carefully removing the old cement to repoint in lime mortar.

Internal works included removing the existing plaster, repointing with lime mortar, and bag rubbed to get a smooth flowing finish. Seven coats of limewash were then applied. This is the oldest form of decoration and, we believe, still the best.

Whilst works were taking place all pews, windows and floors were fully protected.



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