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Palace project contracts awarded Print E-mail
ecclesiastical & heritage world historic scotland logoYork company plays key role in scottish palace recreation

Historic Scotland is delighted to announce the award of a series of specialist contracts for its ongoing Stirling Castle Palace Project.

The contracts are part of a £12 million scheme, which will see the royal palace of James V returned to how it may have looked in its mid-16th century heyday. Among the successful bidders is Chris Topp & Co, of North Yorkshire, which will create metalwork for the palace, including fire irons of the type that would have been essential in helping keep the palace warm for the royal family and courtiers.

To find out more about Chris Topp click HERE and view their entry in our online directory
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The British Quarry that Stands the Test of Time Print E-mail
Ecclesiastical & Heritage World Ladycross QuarryLadycross Quarry, situated in the middle of Slaley Forest, is one of the few remaining quarries in England where the stone is won by hand. The layers are separated by very level bedding planes. This means that the stone can be worked by hammer and wedge as it is used throughout the ages, and no explosives are used.
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Electronic Enhancement for Traditional Worship Print E-mail
Ecclesiastical & Heritage World Random Sounds St BartholemewsBob Dunbar of Random Sounds has a history of over twenty- four years of developing specialist installations in places of religious worship embracing a wide range of amplification techniques.

The varied styles of worship in the modern world demand a wide range of systems.
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Police Leadership College gets Ellis & Co treatment Print E-mail
Ecclesiastical & Heritage World BramshillIn August 2008, Ellis & Co. of Shepton Mallet, Somerset commenced masonry & roofing works to Bramshill Mansion, a Grade I listed building and Grade II* listed landscape, which is currently The National College of Police Leadership.  Works continue with Ellis supplying a team of Masons/Conservators working both on site and in their banker shop to conserve and where necessary replace masonry and brickwork and Carpenters, Tilers and Leadworkers working on the building’s roofs.
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Lewes Priory to be brought to life thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund grant Print E-mail
Ecclesiastical & Heritage World lewes_priory_1One of the most important historical buildings in South East England, Grade I listed Lewes Priory, is to be transformed into a top visitor attraction thanks to a confirmed* Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £545,500.
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Hogwarts Express Print E-mail

Ecclesiastical & Heritage World glenfinnan_viaduct_1Across the iconic Glenfinnan viaduct, in an area of outstanding natural beauty sits Glenfinnan Station Museum which today was awarded a grant of £195,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Featured in ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' and 'Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban' films, it is one of the best-preserved working stations on the West Highland Line. The Heritage Lottery investment will give people the chance to step back in time and experience the atmosphere of a late-Victorian station while learning about the history of the ‘iron road to the Isles’ in the Highlands.

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Regimental museum's towering achievement Print E-mail

Ecclesiastical & Heritage World Lieutenant_Maurice_James_Dease_VC1A museum charting the history of a regiment linked to the Tower of London for more than 400 years will receive a complete makeover, thanks to confirmation of a £300,000 grant* from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) it was announced today.

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Tidings of HLF good cheer for 11 parks Print E-mail

Ecclesiastical & Heritage World Haddo_Park_house_in_snow1The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has today announced a £1.39m grant¹ for the restoration of Victoria Gardens in Neath, Wales, plus first-round passes² for 10 other historic parks in London, Chester, St Helens, Clydebank, Aberdeenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Swansea, Belfast and Wolverhampton.

Dame Jenny Abramsky, Chair of the HLF, said:

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£9.3m New Year 'hat trick' for historic parks Print E-mail

Ecclesiastical & Heritage World Lloyd_and_Aveling_Park_1Three parks in London, Walsall and Devizes are celebrating the beginning of the New Year following confirmed grants totalling £9.3m* from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).  This money from the two Lottery distributors will give a vital boost to plans for these popular local parks. 

Carole Souter, Chief Executive of HLF, said on behalf of HLF and BIG:

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Sleeping giant comes to life Print E-mail

Ecclesiastical & Heritage World Giants_Causeway_1HLF awards £3m to Northern Ireland’s treasured coastal landscape

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced today a £3m grant¹ for the spectacular Giant’s Causeway World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland and £3.7m for Liverpool’s pioneering Florence Institute for Boys.  In addition, it has given initial support² for projects at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, Roman Maryport in West Cumbria and the University Church of St Mary the Virgin in Oxford.

Dame Jenny Abramsky, Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said:

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Historic York Catholic Church becomes first UK user of new DRU Kamara heaters Print E-mail

Ecclesiastical & Heritage World St_Georges_YorkSt George’s is an historic 19th century Catholic Church in the ancient city of York. Designed by Charles and Joseph Hansom (of Hansom cab fame), the church was built in 1850 to serve the needs of the large number of Irish immigrants arriving in England at that time to find work in the farms and on railway construction.

St George’s is still a thriving church with a large and cosmopolitan congregation. In common with many other similar period churches, it has had a problem finding effective heating during the long winter months.

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Taking Flight with EPL Skylift at the Royal Liver Building Print E-mail

Ecclesiastical & Heritage World Liver_outreachLavendon Access Services’ Vehicle Mount Division, EPL Skylift, has recently supplied Chester-based company Wasp Ltd, with its largest truck mounted boom, a 72 metre model, for a job at the Royal Liver Building on the banks of the River Mersey in Liverpool.

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Preserving history: Print E-mail

Lecture series to highlight the value of built heritage

Robert Gordon University's Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment have announced a new lecture mini-series that will focus on the
importance of preserving and working with our built heritage.  This will be done by showcasing a number of conservation and regeneration projects currently being undertaken in Scotland and beyond.

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