Spring Lecture #3: Castle House, Bridgwater

Spring Lecture #3: Castle House

Rescuing early concrete from ruin

19/03/2020 - 19/11/2020


General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
St Botolph's Church Hall
St Botolph Without Bishopsgate,
EC2M 3TL, London
United Kingdom

SPAB Member £11 pp
Non-member £12 pp

Event details

SPAB Spring Lecture Series 2020: Contemporary Conservation Challenges

Join us for this series of talks exploring a range of fascinating conservation projects and initiatives that present particular challenges in terms of their materials, scale, location, sensitivity or technical complexity.

Castle House, Bridgwater
Rescuing early concrete from ruin

Presented by Henrietta Billings (Director, SAVE) and Chris Balme (Ferguson Mann Architects)
19 March 2020, 18:15 - 20:30

This modest Tudor-style house was constructed by builder John Board in 1851 both as a home and to demonstrate the versatility and potential of a new building material. Despite severe fire damage, it remained a key example of early structural and decorative use of precast and reinforced concrete. This lecture will describe SAVE's project to rescue the building from ruin.

Venue: St Botolph's Church Hall, Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TL. The church hall is located behind St Botolph without Bishopsgate Church, which is less than a two minute walk away from Liverpool Street station (turn right out the Bishopsgate exit).

The lecture will be followed by an informal drinks reception.


Image credit: Everleigh Photography

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