1. Repairs and Painting
To remove the railings set in copings on this side would have caused too much damage to the wall, so despite there never being a wholly dry day this summer, we cleaned the wrought iron, replaced missing finials and then repainted the run on this side, in situe after removing the Umbrella!
2. Restore and Repair Railings to the Right of the Steps
These were set in copings that were easily removable, therefore a vehicle based crane was used to remove these and transport to the specialist contractors workshop in North Yorkshire,Chris Topp & CO. The area was fenced off so that pedestrians were not at risk of falling off the edge! And souvenir hunters deterred from going home with a piece of Bronte Stone.
3. Double Gates and Side Gate Repair with Structural Overthrow
The Overthrow was dismantled and the gates craned onto the same vehicle as Railings. Care was needed that the gates did not fall over during the process as the Overthrow was also part of the hinge mechanism. A stone mason was on hand to loosen the stone and supervise the lifting of the top part of the piers so that the overthrow could be removed. Without the Masons we could not have proceeded.
The Stonework and Ironwork later attracted many favourable comments from local traders, and was passed inspection by the Council’s Conservation Architects.