Church Inspections and Survey

St Mary the Virgin, Aldermaston
St Mary’s , Aldermaston

February 2018 has seen Acanthus Clews, the newly appointed Conservation Architects for Project St Marys, undertake the Quinquennial inspections for both churchs in the parish: St Mary’s, Aldermaston and St. Nicholas, Wasing.

St Nicholas' Church, Wasing
St Nicholas, Wasing


The AC team was lead by Camilla Finlay B Arch (Hons), Dip Arch, M Arch, RIBA, AABC, a Director at Acanthus Clews and was their first engagement with St Marys. The reports are eagerly await by the Project Team and the buildings committee of Aldermaston & Wasing Parochial Church Council.

Quinquennial inspections are required for Churches every five years, as is obvious from their name, and provide church councils with information on the on-going care and maintenance required for their buildings.

More information on Quinqennial Inspections can be found on the Church of England’s ChurchCare website

Also this month David Spragg of Acanthus Clews helped us select Global Surveys of Northampton to undertake a Measured Building Survey. This survey was undertaken over two days on 15th/16th February. The resulting diagrams and drawings from this survey will be taken along with the Topographical Survey from 2014 to provide the base documentation about the church structure and graveyard topography for the formulation of project plans, planning approvals and the engagement of further specialists.

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