Project Won - Crowland Abbey

9 FEBRUARY 2015

Once one of Britains most important Benedictine abbey's, the present parish church of Crowland, is in fact the north aisle of the once magnificent Croyland Abbey.  Unfortunately the Abbey suffered a disastrous fire in 1091, and was rebuilt 20 years later.  However it once again fell folly to another fire in 1170, and once again rebuilt.  Even though this building has had a troubled past it now stands resplendent in the community, with an ethereal elegance.

The abbey now requires restoration works once again and on this occasion, CEL Limited has won the contract to complete the works.

Conservation architects, Anderson & Glenn have entrusted the craftsmen at CEL Ltd to complete leadwork repairs to the tower gutters and replace the copper access hatch and renew the access balustrade.  The rainwater goods will also be repaired on the south side of the abbey, however the bulk of the works will be masonry repairs to the weathered stones and repoint as necessary.

CEL Ltd are very aware of what an honour it is to be working on this kind of heritage project and as always, will aim to work to the highest of standards, applying new and old techniques to sympathetically restore the abbey to its former glory.