Buttress has been appointed by English Heritage to deliver a major programme of conservation works at the Grade I listed Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace.
Standing in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral, the medieval Bishops’ Palace was once one of the most important buildings in the country. The administrative centre of the largest diocese in medieval England, stretching from the Humber to the Thames, its architecture reflected enormous power and wealth.
Due to the nature of the stone degradation a major project has been put in place to mitigate further deterioration.
Working with English Heritage and specialists from Historic England, the project will see the masonry conserved and a series of structural failures that are contributing to the existing defects addressed.
The work will be delivered as a flagship project under the banner of Sustainable Conservation, English Heritage’s new conservation strategy. Sustainable Conservation is a joined-up approach to prioritising conservation. It looks at the scope of works for a project and identifies approaches, strategies or additional works that will extend the period before further conservation or maintenance is required.
During the project, there will also be opportunities for visitors to experience conservation in action and see the work that goes into conserving buildings such as this.
Senior Architect, Edward Kepczyk, said: “Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace is an outstanding example of medieval architecture. This programme of work will not only ensure that the fabric is safeguarded for the future, but it will also allow more people to explore and engage with the fascinating history of this special site.”