St Alfege Church
Paye Stonework and Restoration
A Grade I listed building from the early 18th Century, St.Alfege is one of six London churches designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor.
Paye were instructed to complete conservation repairs to the Portland stone facades on the north and south elevations of the transept, replacing the defective roof coverings using code 7, sand cast lead and carpentry repairs to the main roof.
Routes into the church were adapted to make the building more accessible with the boundary re-landscaped to provide a more presentable main entrance into the North church yard. Adaptations to the historic iron railings of the church, the lanterns and the overthrow to the north churchyard entrance and headstones throughout the north and south churchyards were carefully conserved and relocated.
Internal conservation works to the church gallery comprised of repair and redecoration of the lime plaster finishes to the gallery walls and bespoke disabled toilet facilities were installed as well as primary and emergency lighting to access routes within the nave, tower entrance and north transept.
Improvements and additions have been made to the church’s existing mechanical and electrical components, incl. a fire alarm, CCTV, kitchenette and public address system to the crypt.
Henry VIII was baptized at St Alfege Church
Rebuilt to the designs of Nicholas Hawksmoor.