Project: St Pancras & Islington Cemetery

Client: Bolt & Heeks

The Victorian Chapel and Cemetery is grade II listed on the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, it is used for burial services for both Islington and St. Pancras Cemeteries. It was originally built in 1853 by John Barnett and William C Birch in a cruciform design, with decorated windows in Gothic style and a central octagonal crossing tower and spire. The Cemetery also forms the third largest single cemetery serving in London.

Barwin were appointed to carry out the repair, restoration and cleaning.

Scope of works:

  • Restoration Surveys.
  • Specialist lime pointing to the entire external façade of the Chapel.
  • Extension of a new bath stone wall and re-secure the loose stonework at the front and corner of the Chapel’s toilet.
  • Kentish rag stone dressing and replacement.
  • Chapel spire and preservation works including installation of heibar repairs.
  • Window arch repairs which consisted of the following; take out and reinstate crown brickwork, install a crowned ply arch and rebuild the former brick walls and stone details.
  • Cement mortar removed for the existing stonework and new mortar applied to restoration areas.
  • New stonework fixed to the areas where stonework was badly eroded. 
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