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Fire Damage Restored in Peper Harow

Posted on Thursday 26 July 2012

When in Christmas 2007 the church of St Nicholas, Peper Harow was severely burnt out, Hare & Humphreys was commissioned to restore the Pugin Chancel ceiling which was badly damaged, blistered and covered under thick soot. The team took two months to bring back the brighly coloured and gilt design, and restore it to its former glory. 

The current issue of the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association documents the project and features the re-creation of decalogue panels on the chancel arch. The only record of these panels was a blurry photograph taken before the fire by a parishioner- however this was enough evidence to draw up the designs and reinstate the panels using Keim mineral paints.