You may have seen this imposing building during your travels in the Great Haseley area of Oxfordshire. Sadly, it has fallen into neglect and the years have taken their toll. A major restoration project is now underway, aiming to return this historic building to its former glory. Follow the progress of the restoration in our blog....

The Restoration Team

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Pawn to King4

Since the last blog entry, things have moved on quickly. The cap has been covered with canvas, and given three coats of bituminous paint. We have also been able to fit the finial to the top of the cap, for that finishing touch! Garry Kasparov would have been proud.

The painted cap, with finial proudly atop

Pawn to k4

The beady-eyed amongst you will have spotted the heavy brackets at the front of the cap. These are for the lifting straps when we crane the cap onto the tower, in the not too distant future. We are aiming for 16th July, but obviously this depends heavily on the weather.

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