Gwenog's Church Phase 2: Roof Repairs
Church, listed as Grade I, is the most complete medieval church
in Cardiganshire with a fine late C15 roof and tower.
Roger Clive-Powell's involvement goes back to the late seventies
when the tower and medieval roof had become extremely precarious.
The first phase was to secure the tower. This second phase was
to save the near-derelict medieval roof structure & plasterwork.
repairs to medieval trusses: Structural joints were destroyed
by woodworm. Lacking funds to scarf in new oak, plywood flitch
plates were bolted across damaged joints to restore the structural
laths were carefully picked out and the ancient ceiling plaster
re-fixed in the bays between trusses and purlins. None was lost
in the process.
The work was
grant aided by Cadw.