This was Minerva's very first project. We undertook cleaning and mortar trials to ascertain the best approach to conserve this interesting feature of Glastonburys streetscape.
A careful process of cleaning was undertaken using a weak ammonium carbonate poultice. Where the stone was crumbling badly a thick lime putty slurry containing finely sieved stone dusts and sands was used as an initial consolidant. Mortar repairs were applied as bothcapping/holding repairs and to slightly build up eroded details that were difficult to read from the ground.
The inscription"TO THE TOR" was remodelled and 15 years on is still very evident. Finally two coats of a lime shelter coat were applied.