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Shrewsbury Railway Station

Shrewsbury Railway Station
  • Client :
    British Transoprt Police
  • Architect :
  • Position :
    Specialist Contractor
  • Total Value :
  • Date :
    Summer 2010

Although a relatively small project, the window repairs threw up some very interesting challenges.

Built in 1866, this grade II listed railway station houses an office of the British Transport Police. Cast iron windows set into sandstone surrounds were allowing rainwater and draughts to enter. On inspection it was soon apparent that the stone transoms and mullions were badly decayed and the ill fitting cast iron frames were cracked in several places.  

Under guidance from the local Conservation Officer, we supplied and installed new transoms and mullions using local Grinshill Stone to replace those beyond repair. The badly damaged iron frames were successfully repaired using 'cold metal stitching and set into the masonry using a specialist mastic sealant.  P1 restoration glass to match exisiting was used to complete the repairs. A decision was made by the Conservation Officer to preserve the patina of the exisiting stone so no cleaning of exisiting fabric was carried out.

Works included:

  • Stonemasonry
  • Mortar repairs
  • Cold metal stitching
  • Glazing

This project encompasses the following services

Church Conservation, St John the Baptist, Kenley Mytton Bridge Wombridge Augustinian Priory Kilpeck Castle, Herefordshire The Cold Bath House, Ludlow, Shropshire War Memorial Alsager St Lawrence’s, Ludlow Wroxeter Roman Town House White Castle, Abergavenny St Peters Church, Stanton Lacy, Shropshire Snailbeach Mines, Shropshire Bowers Yard Lime Kilns ‘Once upon a hill’ Blakemoorgate Hopton Castle, Shropshire. St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Attingham Park Northeast Pavillion Richards Castle Stirchley Furnaces Iron Bridge House Brynkinalt Estate, Chirk 40 Pride Hill, Shrewsbury All Saints Church, Grinshill The Church of St John the Baptist, Ruyton XI Towns The Rutland Memorial Fountain, Dublin, Ireland Emo Court, Co. Laoise, Ireland. St Mary’s, Tremadog, Gwynedd. Shrewsbury Railway Station St Govan’s Chapel, Bosherston, Pembs. Flimstone Farmhouse, Castlemartin, Pembs. Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury. The Cross, Oswestry, Shropshire. St Mary’s, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Wollerton Animal Pound, Wollerton. Sker House, Porthcawl. Chapel of St Thomas, King Williams College, Isle of Man Almshouses, Neath St Pauls Church, Bedford. Manor Farm, Cranage, Cheshire