Conservation Architect

Community Church brought back to life

We are pleased to announce that RRA has been appointed by the Hereford Diocese following submission of a successful bid to carry out conservation repairs and the reordering of a closed church building in South Herefordshire. Originally founded in the 12th Century, the church of St Michael, at Brampton Abbots, boasts typical Norman architecture with surviving examples of Romanesque detailing. After a close inspection of historic records, we found that the church has a rich and vibrant history. The church, dedicated

All Saints Church spire repairs.

All Saint’s Church, Hereford 20 Years On . . .

For the past six hundred years, All Saint’s Church has dominated the Herefordian skyline. Built in the 13th and 14th Centuries, the 125m spire was crowned with a gilded cock at the turn of the 20th Century and secured using cast iron rods through the stonework. This new focal point of the spire was one of the many causes which threatened to remove this building permanently from our skyline. As the cast iron rods expanded due to rusting, it blew the

St Mary’s Church and St Gabriel’s Church, Worcestershire

At RRA we know that Britain’s architectural heritage helps us associate a feeling-of-place, and without careful management of these important historic assets, places can quickly fall into disrepair. A key part of the professional services we provide is to carry out quinquennial inspections, on a five-yearly rotation, for many churches all over the country. These inspections aim to identify defects, which could result in damage to the church, such as water penetration, deterioration of stonework, beetle attack, or structural cracking. Recently, RRA