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The Church of St John the Baptist, Ruyton XI Towns

The Church of St John the Baptist, Ruyton XI Towns
  • Client :
    Rev Les Foster
  • Architect :
    Nigel Warner of Donald Insall Associates
  • Position :
    Principal Contractor
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  • Date :
  • Structural Engineer:
    Bob Johnson

Situated close to the site of a medieval castle this Grade I listed Church dates in part to the 12th century with the tower being dated from the 14th century. The tower, constructed principally of local red sandstone, houses a bell chamber with 6 bells and a late 19th century clock.

The project was developed to deal principally with the Instability of the parapet masonry due to rust jacking by iron cramps. Cbs.ltd dismantled and rebuilt in the region of 32 tonnes of tower parapet masonry to allow for the removal of existing iron cramps and the insertion of new structural stainless steel. In addition Cbs carried out the following works:

  • Repair of tower hipped timber roof structure
  • Re-slate tower roof and new lead hips and flashings
  • New bitumastic weathering to stone parapet gutter and flat roof
  • New lead flat roof to tower stair turret
  • New tower door and frame
  • New slate roof to boiler house

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