St Andrew’s Church, Stoke Newington, London
St Andrew’s is a Grade II* listed Anglican parish church on Bethune Road in Stoke Newington, in the London Borough of Hackney. The church was awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2014 to undertake repair and refurbishment works.
These works involved the complete replacement of the South Nave roof slates with matching new Welsh blue black natural slates and associated lead works, renewed at the same time. The rag stone walls had been re-pointed with cementitious pointing in particular to the nave and south aisle.
This was carefully removed with hand tools and re-pointed with a sympathetic lime base mortar. The gable to the west elevation was dismantled and rebuilt to stabilise the areas, ready for the installation of the new Bath Stone copings. In addition Stone Edge’s banker masons undertook numerous carved indents on site, to the dressed stone detailing.
Included within the contract was the complete overhaul and repair of the West gable window stained glass and the high level nave lancet windows. All works were completed to a tight timescale and within budget to the satisfaction of the ecclesiastical and the Parochial Church Council of St Andrews. All rainwater goods were also refurbished during the roofing works.