The common theme of the visit to the site on Wednesday 7th March wasthe start of the repair of external doors, the creating of new door openings and the paint analysis of doors.
Doors through out the building are in various conditions, from just needing stripping back to bare wood or new sections being spliced in. Whatever action is needed they will all need to be given a surface protection, although the paint and colour are yet to be decided. Regarding the original colour, paint analysis specialist, Charlotte (Hirst Conservation, Architectural Paint Research, Sleaford) was on site checking and matching samples. There is ample evidence that the colour has been changed several times as well as wood graining being used. The church internal doors still have a wood grain finish, was it done at the same time and when?
The new door opening is to provide access for the re-positioning of the toilets.