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Lord Mayor and His Consort Visit N&U

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This week Norman & Underwood were honoured to receive a visit from the Lord Mayor, Councillor John Thomas and his Consort Mrs Margaret Corley.

The Lord Mayor was particularly interested in the crafts that our employees have at Norman & Underwood for specialist services of Sand cast lead, stonemasonry, glass cutting and lead bossing. After arriving, the Mayor, Councillor and Consort met the chairman of Norman & Underwood before going to watch the process of sand cast lead being formed.

The present Lord Mayor also had his photo taken alongside a picture of John Underwood who was previously Lord Mayor in 1892, both are wearing the same chain!

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St Peter’s & St Paul’s church, Watford

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St Peter’s & St Paul’s Church in Watford is a grade 1 listed building and is mainly built of ironstone and red sandstone.

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Norman & Underwood used all their experience and skills to transport stones from the ground to the workface, stones weighing over 490kgs; these were part of the replacement tracery

St Botolphs Church, Warwickshire

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St Botolphs Church is a grade 1 listed Parish Church located in the town of Newbold on Avon and dates back to the fifteenth century. The church is built the site of an earlier church and is mainly constructed of red sand stone with limestone and blue Lias. The Church consists of a Chancel, Nave, North and South aisles and west tower.

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Masonry repairs to the Tower and parapets, Re-leading the tower roof, Masonry repairs to the South Clerestory, Internal Carpentry to the tower.

Chillington Cottage, Staffordshire

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Chillington is a village in Staffordshire, England which is home to the cottage Norman & Underwood have provided restoration work. The cottage is currently being rented out to families for long term rent.

Norman & Underwood had all the required skills to undertake the whole of the works on site using traditional methods

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  • All cement render from the external part of the building was removed. Once this was removed major structural repairs to timber frame had to be undertaken
  • The internal walls were removed and rebuilt
  • Re-plastering took place using traditional methods for lime plaster

The Lidgett House, Clitheroe

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The Lidgett House is a private house on the estate of Lord Clitheroe, currently owned by Lord and Lady Clitheroe. The village of Downham is in the Ribble Valley district within the county of Lancashire.

Norman & Underwood were required to fit a new ventilated lead roof to the Conservatory, with associated lead flashings, hips and cappings.