Holy Cross Church Byfield Northants

Repairs to South Porch stonework

The limestone porch dates from the 15C. The several arched entrance has ball flowers to middle arch moulding, a crocketed ogee hood and pinnacles, with a shallow niche with an ogee hood above. The condition of some of the carved stonework was deteriorating and in danger of collapse and with it the loss of centuries of historic detail.

Work to the stone hood above the Niche

Work to the underside of the stone hood

Additional Repairs

Within the same decorative features on the South porch were similar faults within the masonry. Cracks and detached sections were likely to cause failure and loss of important features within a couple of years.