Stone & Wall Paintings Group| Historic Surfaces Within a Medieval Village Church: their varied complexity and the challenges of their prioritization and treatment

Symposium on the significant programme of works at the Church which have been supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

People have been worshipping at St. Mary’s for over 1000 years and during that time the church has been rebuilt, enlarged, decorated, and adorned in response to the changing demands of different centuries.  Social and political upheaval, variations in the population, economic factors and not least the influence of the great families which held the manor of Lydiard Tregoze, have all played their part.

This symposium represents the culmination of a significant programme of works at the Church which has been supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Under the direction of Jane Rutherfoord ACR FIIC, the project has seen the conservation of the Church’s extensive and nationally significant medieval wall paintings, 17th century monuments, carved woodwork and star-spangled ceiling alongside an extensive training programme offering students and emerging conservation professionals the chance to develop and hone their practical conservation skills.

Join us to hear about this magnificent and inspiring project.


10:00   Arrival & registration
10:15   Welcoming remarks
10:30   Overview of the project
10:45   Tour of St Mary’s 
            Jane Rutherfoord ACR FIIC
12:45   Lunch 
14:00   National Lottery Heritage Fund -Funding Priorities
            Richard Bellamy Head of Engagement, London & South, Heritage Fund     
14:30   Student Experiences
            Anita Filli, 2019 student participant from Switzerland
14:45   Preparing the graphic documentation
            Naomi Cox, Senior Project Assistant 
15:00   Q&A
15:30   Chance to revisit St Mary’s
16:00   Event Closes

Lunch and refreshments will be provided