St Mary the Virgin Horsham

St Mary the Virgin Parish church’s foundation has been standing in Horsham since 1247. Based on this date, St Mary’s is the oldest existing building in Horsham.

DBR were delighted by the opportunity to work on such a historically significant property for this community, DBR’s comprehensive works to conserve this building were carried out on the North elevation aisle roof, South elevation aisle roof, Nave roof, eaves gutters and internal roof structure.

These works included the removal of vegetation from roof slopes and herbicide was applied to prevent future bio-growths in the historic stone. Original Horsham stones were cleaned and repointed, and replacement matching stones were used for damaged areas. Works continued with repointing of all ridges and defective masonry joins. Defective timbers were repaired or replaced. Broken Welsh slate were repaired with new lead fixings and existing lead flashings were removed and re-placed.


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