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civilian war memorial abney park london n16

MONUMENT CONSERVATION
WAR MEMORIALS
Civilian War Memorial, Abney Park, Stoke Newington, N16,
Aug - Oct 2013

After receiving a grant for the restoration works of the Civilian War memorial by the War Memorials Trust, London Stone Conservation was instructued by Timeline and Abney Park Cemetery to carry out the works on the memorial.


The memorial was suffering from major subsidence, which was causing the memorial to become unsafe, whilst at the same time being extremely unsightly.


Although around 130 lead letters had been lost, the stonework of the memorial was in overall remarkably good condition.


London Stone Conservation started by carefully dismantling the memorial.
Once all sections of stonework had been removed, the existing concrete foundation was broken up in situ and removed.

Because of the level of subsidence, especially at the far side corner, the decision was taken to carry out micro piling in all four corners to further stabilise the new foundation. A structural engineer was consulted to work out a design for the re-inforcing of the new foundation.

The helical micro piles were directly tied into the steel work for the new re-inforced foundation, and the concrete was cast in situ.


Once cured, the memorial was rebuild on the new foundation.
On completion of the re-construction works the Memorial was cleaned using the English Heritage approved Doff cleaning system.

At the end the missing lead lettering was replaced in situ.

 

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