The Castle

A 'warts & all' account of the transformation of a run-down pub in Bradford-On-Avon into a 'proper' Inn (food pub with rooms). Written by Alex Reilley & Pierre Woodford

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Exterior Work

The painters and the stone mason have been cracking on with their relevant jobs. The painters have been applying an under coat to all the new sash windows which have been fabricated to match the old ones taken out and have put the first coat of paint on the Mount Pleasant side of the building which is a soft green colour Antique Verde and will look even better when the door is painted black and the window frames painted White Tie (first picture). Meanwhile the stone mason has practically finished re-pointing the stone work and has a few stones to replace which haven't worn so well over the past couple hundred of years or so (second picture). Which leaves the mason to tidy up a couple of our open fireplaces inside and to replace the pillars at the front entrance with newly mined solid pieces and to repair the cornice above the entrance (third picture). We are also having the coach lamp at the front entrance replicated as the original was all but a bit of rust held together with cobwebs and ancient paint.


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