Repairs to South Porch stonework
The limestone porch of Holy Cross Church Byfield Northants, 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.
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Work to the stone hood above the Niche
Work to the underside of the stone hood
Within the same decorative features on the South porch of Holy Cross Church Byfield Northants, 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.