Suffolk

St Peter's, Eriswell

The old church of St Peter's Eriswell fell into disuse and after the tower collapsed in the seventeenth century much of the stonework was taken away and used elsewhere.  In due course a timber framed wall was raised across what was left of the former nave to form a dovecote.  Then a military runway was built close by, and fighter jets regularly flew over the building. It fell out of use and the location made it unsuitable for conversion, and elements became unstable, leading to the need to gently repair and conserve it. Thus a wide ranging small conservation project tackling a variety of problems with flintwork, brick-nogged timber-framed walls and the roof, leaving the building in a condition ready to face the future with greater confidence.

The bottom picture shows the building before work started.