Church Cast Iron Gates
"St Mary the Virgin Church Godmanchester Parish Church"
These gates were completely lost and required all new patterns and needed to be re-cast in SG iron and the foundations made with sockets so the roots on the gate piers could be held in place in the traditional manor with molten lead. The large gate Over Throw was required for emergency service access and to light the pathway for the elderly and disabled. The Windsor style lantern had a 70 lux PEC and 70 w son inserted.
East Chadley Lane gates of the "St Mary the Virgin Godmanchester Parish Church" in the District of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
There where some original sections of the gates & Piers left which we could use to comply with English Heritage's requirements on Listed Buildings. The Kissing Gate, Guide Railings and Guide Posts were blast cleaned to bare metal, restored and re-used.
The loose plinth bases on the 3 x Piers where also reused after extensive restoration work. The side railings where added by the County Council to allow disabled wheel-chair users to pass without hindrance through the gates.
"All Saints Parish Church" St Ives, in the District of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
These Gates needed both repairing and the recasting of new sections of Piers and and a New LH gate leaf as well as locks and handles;
Installed and made by AJBernasconi-Design.co.uk.
Replacement stolen lantern for the entrance to "St Lawrence Church" Stanmore
The lantern was made from an old photograph. We sized it from the existing cradle on the outreach arm. The picture below is from another angle.
The original Cast Iron ornate outreach bracket was blast cleaned and moved higher on the corner of the building to prevent the replacement lantern being easily removed. The copper lantern was held to the cradle with 2 ss socket head screws tapped into the metal to hamper the most aggressive thief.
"St Lawrence Church" Whitchurch, Stanmore, North London.
This hand made Bow Outreach Bracket, with a cradle fitting, for the Black copper Windsor style Lantern (70 w MBfu 70 Lux PEC), was supplied and installed by AJBernasconi-Design.co.uk for "Bluntisham Parish Church" Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, to celebrate the Millennium.
"St John the Baptist" Woodhurst Huntingdon Cambs.
Oxford Column and Windsor Style black copper lantern supplied and installed by AJBernasconi-Design.co.uk.
Regency Oxford Lanterns suspended in a frog cradle (prior to the base mounted late Victorian frog). The two lanterns where installed in "St Georges Church" Kemptown Brighton. The columns required blast cleaning, repairing and repainting.
|Main entrance to "St Georges Church" Kemptown, Brighton showing the lanterns and columns.
The repair and refurbishment of the "Holy Trinity" railings Cambridge.
The removing of a serviceman's name, P Cox, from the plaque for pretending to have died in World War 1 for the Honor of fallen soldiers. Sadly Percy B Cox, Leicester Regiment, is not remembered for any of his possible heroic actions but more for his deceit.
The Plaque can be seen in the "Willingham Parish Church" and Parish Hall. The finished Plaque below polished with fine paste.