Remediation work following dry rot
Posted: 15th May 2012
Frampton On Severn Congregational Church, Chapel Lane, Frampton On Severn, Gloucestershire, GL2 7ED
The church was designed and built in 1769 by Daniel Hewlett, a local man whose relations remain members of the church and who still live in the village.
The Grade II listed building is of a traditional non-conformist design with a schoolroom attached and another recently built entrance hall/small meeting room. The average congregation on a Sunday morning is about 40-50 with some 10 children and the age range of the adults is wide but somewhat lower than in most churches.
A severe attack of dry rot was discovered which attacked the front woodwork, the pulpit area and also the plaster covering the adjacent wall. All the original wood had to be disposed of and the plaster stripped off the wall.
French drains were installed and a long period of drying out ensued before rebuilding began.