Conserving our heritage

Conserving our heritage

We are honoured to have been appointed by Belton Parish Council to refurbish the Grade II listed Parish War Memorial.

The memorial was unveiled in 1919 and is a powerful witness to the tragic loss to the local community, and the sacrifices made in the conflicts of the C20.

Sited within an area defined by spiked iron railings, this tall imposing monument incorporates the figure of a First World War soldier carrying a rifle and standing on a stone rock. The statue is positioned on a square sandstone pillar with engraved, painted First World War names and a limestone plinth and stepped base. There is a later stone carved book mounted onto the lower step with 1939 – 1945 and the names of the fallen from the Second World War engraved into it.

The War Memorial is slowly deteriorating and without good quality conservation and repair, elements of the memorial could be lost forever, including the names listed. Although the memorial was conserved in 2013, the works were limited, and the memorial is now needing conserving and repair for future generations.

Having prepared a conservation strategy, the works have received Listed Building Consent and we look forward to undertaking the repairs shortly.