All Saints Church, Cottenham
The Church of All Saints in Cottenham is a Grade 1 listed Anglican church with origins tracing all the way back to 964 and is considered as one of the most important parish churches in the region. Over the past couple of years and following the quinquennial inspection, Archangel has dealt with a variety of conservations projects around the church. One of them, included the demolition of an old dilapidated mortuary shed at the rear of the church which had a collapsed roof and seriously damaged masonry.
Another project addressed the damage of the existing churchyard wall. Due to damage caused by the nearby chestnut trees, an extensive section of the wall was leaning outwards and was considered an emergency repair item as it could endanger local passers-by. After a meticulous research on the surrounding trees, the soil and the foundations of the wall, a large part of the wall was carefully taken down and rebuilt on new foundations.
Currently, Archangel has been working towards the repair of the roofs and parapets of the church, addressing a variety of ongoing water leaks at the entirety of the building. The first phase of the work, aisle & porch roofs, has now been completed, with the second and last phase addressing the Nave & Chancel now underway and expected to be completed by late November.
Main Contractor – Churchyard Wall: Fairhaven Stone Ltd.
Main Contractor – Roof Repairs: The CEL Group.