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Cliveden Conservation at Reading Abbey ruins

Cliveden Conservation is back on site at Reading Abbey ruins.

26 June 2020 | Stone Heritage
Cliveden Conservation, an expert in the conservation of statuary, masonry, mosaics, monuments, plasterwork and decorative arts, is back on site consildating the ruins of Reading Abbey.Over the past...
Lottery Heritage Fune

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is now offering funding to help heritage sites re-open after the coronavirus shut-down. You have until the end of July to apply.

18 June 2020 | Stone Heritage
The National Lottery Heritage Fund, UK’s biggest heritage funder, is extending its coronavires grant support scheme to cover re-opening and recovery after the shut-down and extends the deadline...
Glasnevin Church of the Resurrection

The Church of the Resurrection at the famous Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin is among the recipients of this year's heritage grants in Ireland.

10 June 2020 | Stone Heritage
Ireland's Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, announced today (10 June) the 449 heritage projects across every county in the Republic that will benefit from this...
Lottery fund money grant applications

More Covid-19 heritage grants are available from the Lottery Fund from 21 May.

16 May 2020 | Stone Heritage
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is now welcoming applications for larger grants to cover emergency costs during the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.Applications open on Thursday 21 May and close on...
Heritage stone

For more information about the Heritage Group of Stone Federation Great Britain, email [email protected]

10 May 2020 | Stone Heritage
Conservation and heritage projects were some of the stars of the show at the 2018 Natural Stone Awards, with award winning projects from the length and breadth of Great Britain.There were several...
Andrew Ziminski

Andrew Ziminski: "I am a stonemason not a historian and have concentrated on the buildings I have worked on and know best."

1 May 2020 | Stone Heritage
...the ‘golden stain of time’, as John Ruskin put it, can sometimes be difficult to define to potential clients...Natural Stone Specialist Editor Eric Bignell has spent some of the...
Historic England survey results

In response to a survey it carried out among 557 heritage businesses Historic England has established an Emergency Response Fund to help. Proposals for help have to be received by 3 May but the money is promised by mid-May.

17 April 2020 | Stone Heritage
Historic England has launched an Emergency Response Fund to help keep small and vulnerable heritage projects on track. You have to be quick to apply for help - the deadline is 3 May. But you...
Historic England logo

Historic England asks for your help in responding to its survey - click here.

6 April 2020 | Stone Heritage
This is a request for a few minutes of your time. Historic England has just launched a survey aimed at understanding the impact of Coronavirus Covid-19 on your businesses and the skills that...
Traditional Roofs conference

Speakers at this month's Historic England traditional roofs conference in London.

2 April 2020 | Stone Heritage
Roofs play a significant role in defining the built heritage. That much was clear from Historic England’s major conference on traditional roofing in London on 3 March entitled Traditional...
Heritage Fund

£50million is being diverted from new projects to support existing projects by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF).

1 April 2020 | Stone Heritage
The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) is making £50million available in response to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on the UK’s heritage, it was announced today (1 April).Details...
Strategic Stone Study

The Strategic Stone Study has been completed and will be relaunched as the Building Stone Database for England.

28 March 2020 | Stone Heritage | 1 Comment
The Strategic Stone Study, which has been described as “the most important project ever undertaken to identify and record the sources and uses of building stones in England” has been...
Stone Federation Heritage Group

The Heritage Group is one of the sector focus groups of Stone Federation Great Britain. It includes British and international quarry operators and other stone and mortar suppliers working in this sector. For more information about the Heritage Group of Stone Federation Great Britain, email [email protected]

8 March 2020 | Stone Heritage
A natural retrofit As specifiers become increasingly aware that a ‘business as usual’ approach to the carbon impacts of architecture and construction is not an option, there is a...
Trevor Proudfoot RIP

Trevor Proudfoot (left) at Cliveden Conservation's workshop in Houghton, Norfolk, when it was visited by the Prince of Wales in 2016. Prince Charles was visiting the workshop to see students from the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community’s Building Craft Apprenticeship who were being trained there.

31 January 2020 | Stone Heritage | 1 Comment
Memorial Service for Trevor James Proudfoot, founder of Cliveden Conservation12.00 midday on Friday 14 February 2020Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford   Lewis Proudfoot hopes all those...
Delving Along the Derwent

Delving Along the Derwent, a book for stone enthusiasts.

15 November 2019 | Stone Heritage
Ian Thomas, a now retired founder and director of the National Stone Centre in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, has led a team of eight in the production of a book called Delving Along the Derwent – a...
Stone Heritage

For more information about the Stone Federation Heritage Group, email Matt Robb on [email protected]

9 November 2019 | Stone Heritage
The Stone Heritage Group is one of the sector focus groups of Stone Federation Great Britain. It includes a wide range of stone companies, from quarry operators to conservation masons and consultants...