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King Of Prussia Gold Medal - Winner 2015

The King of Prussia Gold Medal Award 2015 for innovative, high quality church conservation or repair work is awarded to Nick Joyce Architects for the work at St Peter’s Church, Pirton


Pirton, St Peter’s Church

Nick Joyce Architects


The timber framed tower of St Peter’s Church, Pirton is one of only 5 to be found in the county of Worcestershire. This one is unique for its additional side aisles thought to have been added at a later date. The tower has recently undergone significant repairs to the timber frame construction. These repairs have been undertaken using traditional construction methods such as Mortice and Tenon joints pegged using hexagonal tapered oak pegs. The infill panels have been repaired using riven oak lath woven around oak staves let into the head and base rails. Infill panels were then completed using daub finish. One of the major challenges was to correct earlier poor quality repair work where inappropriate materials and techniques had been used. The success of this project is down to the supervising Architect’s passion for timber framed buildings.


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