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10.00 am – 4.00 pm St Mary’s Conservation Project National Symposium

27th March 2022
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Stone & Wall Paintings Group:

Conservation of the magnificent interiors at St Mary’s, Lydiard Tregoze

Symposium on the significant programme of works at the Church which have been supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players.

Lydiard House Conference Centre, Lydiard Park, Swindon SN5 3PA

People have been worshipping at St. Mary’s for over 1000 years and during that time the church has been rebuilt, enlarged, decorated, and adorned in response to the changing demands of different centuries.  Social and political upheaval, variations in the population, economic factors and not least the influence of the great families which held the manor of Lydiard Tregoze, have all played their part.

This symposium represents the culmination of a significant programme of works at the Church which has been supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Under the direction of Jane Rutherfoord ACR, the project has seen the conservation of the Church’s extensive and nationally significant medieval wall paintings, 17th century monuments, carved woodwork and star-spangled ceiling alongside an extensive training programme offering students and emerging conservation professionals the chance to develop and hone their practical conservation skills.

Join us to hear about this magnificent and inspiring project.

Details of the symposium can be found on  the ICON web site, which includes the details  & programme for the day and how to book:



10:00   Arrival & registration

10:15   Welcoming remarks

10:30   Overview of the project

10:45   Tour of St Mary’s:       Jane Rutherfoord ACR

 Lead Conservator, St Mary’s Conservation Project

12:45   Lunch

14:00   National Lottery Heritage Fund Funding Priorities:

Richard Bellamy Head of Engagement, London & South, Heritage Fund

14:30  Presentation by Anita Filli

2019 student participant from Switzerland about her experience on the Project

14:45  Presentation by Naomi Cox, Senior Assistant on the Project

Project graphic documentation

 15:00  Q&A

15:30  Chance to revisit St Mary’s

 16:00 Event Closes