Christ Church Steeple Renovation Complete
Iconic Chiswick landmark back to former glory
The recently renovated steeple of Christ Church Turnham Green (below) as seen today (February 21) following months of work.
The steeple had been encased in scaffolding since last autumn and this was removed a few days ago following the completion of The Stonework Project at the church.
The renovated steeple as seen today
Restored to its former glory at Turnham Green
The church as it looked with the scaffolding up
With the completion of the Stonework, the church has been made safe for future generations. Dangerous masonry has been removed, damaged eroded stone has been replaced and repaired. Much of the stonework has been cleaned, revealing the contrast between cream Bath sand-stone and knapped flints. Since consecration in 1843 there has been no major external restoration.
The four church clock faces have been refurbished. The dilapidated grey galvanised window grilles have been replaced with black, modern minimalist steel. Water penetration to the internal fabric has also stopped.
The Church fabric is now protected for the next 100 years, as its position as a building of important iconic status in the Chiswick landscape. The project cost an estimated £280,000.
February 21, 2014