Stow Bedon, Church of St Botolph, Norfolk - Heritage Lottery Funded Project

Isolated to the south of Stow Bedon village on a rise of the land. Almost midway between Attleborough and Watton in the sandy, rolling, Breckland landscape.

The West Tower was recorded in 1740. Then in 1820 Ladbrooke records the church without a Tower. In 1850s the church was restored by John Brown. In 1940 the church was severely damaged by a bomb in World War II and restored again in 1949.

See the text below to discover the repairs Nicholas Warns Architect Ltd carried out to preserve this historic church.

Stow Bedon, Church of St Botolph

Repairs & Maintenance

Project Architect: Iain Walker

Project Team: Client, Architect (and Lead Consultant), Eastern Foundry Lead (Contractor),  CDM Coordinator;  Archaeologist; Structural Engineer; Historian;  Wildlife Consultant.

Grade II* Listed Building

Completion Date: October 2016

Repairs carried out:

  • Roof and wall repairs.
  • Re-ordering the Chancel and restoration of the plasterwork, including conservation and restoration of reredos and removal of pews in Nave to create a community space. This is designed for later installation of toilets and kitchen as funds permit.

We provided a full service including concept and detailed design drawings; application for Faculty; provision of full tender documents, including the bills of quantities, schedule of work and analysis of tender returns  to appoint Contractors; contract administration to include pre-start meetings and coordination of the wider project team; regular on-site meetings with minutes issued; issuing of Architects Instructions for variations; issuing Interim Payment Certificates/Practical Completion Certificate/ Release of Retention for Final Payment; site visits to monitor progress between meetings; handover to Client. The Archaeologist discovered evidence of an earlier porch during the excavation works.

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