We are delighted to announce that Skillingtons have been shortlisted for the Historic England Angel Awards 2015, in recognition of our work conserving and restoring the Montagu Monuments of St Edmund’s Church, Warkton. Nominated in the Best Craftsmanship category, we will face competition from three other parties who have demonstrated exemplary craftsmanship on a Heritage Rescue.
Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony hosted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and supported by the Telegraph which will take place at the Palace Theatre, London on the 7 September. In addition to our nomination in an individual category, Skillingtons are also in the running for another award which you can help us to win – the Historic England followers’ and Telegraph readers’ favourite Award, presented to the project that receives the most public votes.
Please show your support for Skillingtons and vote for us by clicking here.
Voting closes at midnight on 16 August 2015 and your support at this very exciting time would be very much appreciated.
About the project The Montagu monuments, four world-class marble sculptures, are located on the Boughton Estate in St Edmund’s Church, Warkton. For several years the condition of these monuments was found to be deteriorating, something which detailed monitoring and geological testing attributed to their surrounding environment. In February 2014, Skilllingtons, under the direction of project manager Paul Wooles, began dismantling and rebuilding various elements of the monuments in a complex operation that involved replacing internally corroded ironwork, installing new drainage and re-carving broken and missing elements.
The project was completed in late 2014. More information on the Warkton project can be found under the projects tab of the website but if you would like to learn more about the conservation process and view a video of the work in progress please do take a look at the links below: