KODAs conservation architects in hereford has been appointed for major church repairs and this month brought the measured survey of the building. Starting their investigations KODAs Conservation architect lead the wider team, through St. Michael and All Angels Church in Kingsland. The building was first constructed in the 13th Century and is grade I listed, with later extensions, remodelling and alterations in 15th, 16th and 19th Centuries. The church interior was extensively re-ordered by renowned architect GF Bodley and boasts a fine wagon vaulted roof with decorative paintwork. Contributing to the grade I listed status is the Volka Chapel which located off the north porch.
Conservation Architect Fred Hamer said:
“As a conservation architect in Herefordshire, it is pleasure working on a building with such history as St. Michael and All Angels. We first look at the building as a whole and focus our attention on the areas which are decayed or showing signs of failure. The detail analysis looks at the causes for failure and investigated options for carrying out a carefully considered repair, which retains as much historic fabric as possible.”
Part of the KODA architects process in considering a conservation project to any historic structure is to first understand the building and its significance. Only once this is understood, may we consider repairs. The investigations day was held with all the other consultants present which included structural engineers, asbestos consultants, contractors and high level access consultants. The team at KODA architects spent the day looking at the building and we are now in the process of working up our findings in preparation for consultation with amenity societies and the Diocese of Hereford.
St. Michaels and All Angels church is funded by the newly formed Heritage Lottery Fund which is the newly formed heritage element of the National Lottery Fund. To fine out more about the Heritage Fund contact our conservation Architect Fred Hamer or click on the link: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/
If you would like to discuss the work being proposed at St. Michael and All Angels Church get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss the project: https://kodaarchitects.com/get-in-touch/