Our Old House Project in Kent is a former gatehouse chapel to a Cistercian Abbey once housed a relic of the finger of St Andrew.
While sustainability is about much more than carbon impact reduction and matters that can be reduced to numbers, we'd like to introduce our findings which add to the conservation about the part that buildings will play in reducing our use of fossil fuels.
The potential repair of these beautiful but sadly neglected structures is a long running SPAB case. We are increasingly concerned at their rapid deterioration; in June 2021 part of the roof over the 17th-century bay collapsed. Unless urgent action is now taken to help these listed buildings, the situation will become critical.