St. Peter's Church, Deene

This 13th-century estate church in Deene Park is the church of the Brudenell family, who bought Deene Park in 1514 and have lived there ever since
Protecting the future of the Redundant church was an integral part of the contract works

Project Overview

Client: Churches Conservation Trust

Location: Northamptonshire

Architect: Marshall Sissons

Contractor: C.E.L

Value: 125,000

Programme: 20 Weeks

Materials: Stonework, Carpentry, Stainless Steel, Lead

St. Peter's Church

An instruction we were disappointed to receive came from architects Marshall Sissons who were under the instruction of the Churches Conservation Trust.

The disappointment had been brought about following the theft of the lead roofs only 10 years after C.E.L Ltd had originally been commissioned to replace them by Marshall Sissons. Not willing to take a further chance on the fabric of this isolated redundant church it was considered that the safest option of repair was to install a Stainless steel roof which would weather in time to the colour of the original lead but would not look wholly out of place whilst the patination took place.

Sadly some repair of the traditional local Collyweston Roof and surrounding stonework was also required due to damage caused by the thieves who had little regard for such a building. Laying Collyweston slate is a very time consuming and skilled process with each and every slate being mortared into place so a small repair was no simple task.