The repair of Kilve Chantry

"The Trustees of the East Quantoxhead Estate are delighted that the repair of the spectacular Chantry is now complete. Without the financial and technical help of Historic England and a contribution from the Historic Houses Foundation this conservation project would not have been possible. It is clever work by Simon Cartlidge our architect and Mann Williams our structural engineers, bringing a fragile and unsafe ruinous building back into public use.

It has been a long and difficult project, but it now contributes so much to the area and adds to the attraction of Kilve Beach, which, with its cafe, fossils, dramatic geological formations and oil retort, is such an interesting and popular place to visit.”

The near 20 year old structure that propped the gable wall was removed after we tied it back to a new concrete slab. Almost immediately that gable wall was hit by 100mph winds courtesy of storm Eunice. Both the existing and new structure performed admirably with no movement or damage.