The consolidation and repair of standing ruins: medieval churches in Norfolk: part II

David S. Watt (Chartered Building Surveyor, currently engaged as Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Building Surveying at De Montfort University, Leicester. He is co‐author of Measurement and Recording of Historic Buildings and Surveying Historic Buildings (Donhead Publishing, 1993 and 1996), Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Conservation Studies at De Montfort University, Editor of the Journal of Architectural Conservation, and consultant to PFB Construction Management Services Limited)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Publication date: 1 December 1996


Points out that ruins have long held a fascination for those concerned with images of picturesque charm or sublime horror. Recent attitudes have broadened in an appreciation of the potential that standing ruins and their sites have for students of architecture, archaeology and landscape history, while many are now examining the roles that these remains might also have for the flora and fauna of a particular location. Examines the work that is being undertaken to consolidate and repair a number of ruined churches in the county of Norfolk and illustrates how such work can broaden the base from which other projects may be undertaken. Part I considered how a group of standing ruins had been seen to provide sufficient social and economic value to justify a significant investment of public money. Part II discusses the practical issues raised by such work.Quality indicators Research implications** Practice implications** Originality** Readability***



Watt, D. (1996), "The consolidation and repair of standing ruins: medieval churches in Norfolk: part II ", Structural Survey, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 48-55.

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