After almost 5 weeks, a footpath closure, a few nail biting moments, and lots of very fine work from our team of stonemasons, the wall is now complete!
While some new stone has been required to reinstate the wall, most of it has been kept to the inner face, so that the external, road facing elevation still looks as original as possible.
New coping stones have had to be cut to replicate the original ‘good’ ones and those that offered little weather resistance or were severely degraded have been removed. This should ensure the wall will stand the test of time and will be seen by many generations of locals and passing motorists alike.
Thanks must go to our main contractors, Optik Leisure, and not least Mark, Alice and the team at RM Eaton Stonemasonry Ltd.
And, to the many people disrupted by the works, thanks for bearing with us!
“The team from R M Eaton Stonemasonry very much enjoyed working on this conservation area wall for Optik Leisure and Manston Investments in Ashby De La Zouch. Our aim was to keep as much of the original stone from the wall as possible and rebuild it like for like. It had become a hazard for pedestrians using the footpath and needed attention, so we were very pleased to have been involved in this project, the comments and admiration of the project was very humbling from passers by and we look forward to more projects in the future with Optik Leisure and Manston Investments”
Completed Wall, as seen from North St.
New copings & finely detailed & worked lime mortar joints
End detail & shape of original copings