Abbey Works

In addition to conservation work already completed, we will shortly commence work on new visitor facilities adjacent to the Abbey which will provide WCs and a kitchenette for light catering. Once completed this will be complemented by a new café style area within the Abbey.
Conservation Work

The Work Continues

Milton Abbey Conservation Works Plan

The Plan

Conservation Work

Roofs

The regular heating and cooling of the lead of the roofs, gullies. Gutters and downpipes in sunshine and shade summer and winter causes the lead to crack and water seeps through.

Windows

The constant movement of the lead puts a strain on the thin glass causing cracks and breaks. The moisture within the building condenses on the cold windows and mildew grows cutting down the light.

Conservation Work
Conservation Work

Floors

Pools of water on the floor coming from the ceiling and up through the floor cause the tiles to move and become discoloured with deposits of limescale.

Walls & Ceilings

Rainwater penetrating the stonework of the walls through faulty pointing and coming through the roof provides moisture for the algae to grow and discolour the stone.

Conservation Work
Conservation Work

Drainage

Overtime the earth moves causing the drains to crack, become blocked or come apart leaking water under the floor.

Finds

When the floor was lifted, and the drains uncovered we found all sorts of things beneath. Some items were deliberately covered, but others may have been dropped by accident. Those of importance have been saved for future display.

Archaeological Finds