Wood graves restored

Must say the mornings are opening out and certainly no torch was needed when l stepped out the house at 6.45 am today for a walk to Upper Swainswick.

I wanted to check the restoration work being carried out by specialist stone carver Iain Cotton on the ledger stones covering the last resting place of the architects of Georgian Bath and members of their family.

They lie in a side chapel within St Mary’s Church and a generous grant towards the cost from the Bath World Heritage Enhancement Fund has enabled Iain to carry out a sensitive repair and restoration job – including repainting the lettering on the memorial slabs.

I talk about this work in my column for this month’s Bath Magazine where l also mention how the church raises funds by having a pub night on the first Friday of every month.

Pub Swainswick will be open on March 4th from 6.30 to 8.30 pm.

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  1. Wonderful that such skills remain. The use of the term ‘Armigeri’ is interesting. The plural of ‘Armiger’, in heraldry it means person(s) entitled to use a heraldic device (bear arms).

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