Flint/brick repointing and consolidation, Great Yarmouth Town Wall, Market Gates
Location: Great Yarmouth Town Wall, Market Gates, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Date: June 2016-August 2016
Activity / Result
During this project, the team continued consolidated and repointing of the Wall adjacent to Market Gates and approaching Hospital Tower from the south. We encountered a very high level of plastering and cemented tiles, partly from the remains of previous buildings built against, which required an inordinate amount of scraping and removal. With the arrow slots that remain, we put a stainless steel mesh to stop birds from getting into the hole that has been left, allowing the arrow slots to still be seen, whilst also being safe from future damage. The extent of mortar deterioration required the use of hydraulic lime, and per usual much attention has been exercised in the application of a sand and lime putty mixture in our repointing efforts, leaving a beautiful and sympathetic sacrificial layer.
This is part of an ongoing, long-term project funded by the Great Yarmouth Borough Council with match-funding from Historic England.