Sue & Lawrence Kelland have worked on numerous projects over the years, a selection of which are detailed here. Please select a project and then step through the images for further information.
Monuments in the Martyn Chapel, Puddletown, Dorset
This project won the 2013 Dorset Archaelogical Award.
Five monuments were conserved, including the 15th century alabaster Martyn monument.
The award was well-earned, as the members of the parish put in a huge amount of work and support to what proved to be a very large project, replastering, repointing and reflooring the entire chapel to improve the environment for the monuments. Along the way, much extra building work was needed, such as providing new support for the window in the south wall which was in danger of collapsing.
- In very poor condition, the alabaster crumbling against a damp wall
- It was dismantled
- Rebuilt with a new core in the centre of the chapel
- Cleaned and conserved
- Also conserved was the 13th century Martyn monument in Ham stone, which was dismantled
- The niche was rebuilt and the monument isolated
- Then the monument was rebuilt