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Conservation firm from Grantham looks to public vote for national award

The Monument to Mary, 3rd Duchess of Montagu following restoration work by Skillingtons
The Monument to Mary, 3rd Duchess of Montagu following restoration work by Skillingtons

Grantham-based conservation firm Skillington Workshop is in the running for two prestigious heritage awards.

Skillington Workshop, Baxters Yard, Stuart Street, has been nominated for an Historic England’s Angel award for best craftsmanship on a heritage rescue.

We are absolutely delighted to have bene shortlisted for the award.
Dr David Carrington, managing director

It has also been nominated for a second Angel award - the Historic England followers’ and Telegraph readers’ Favourite Award, presented to the project that gets most public votes.

The nomination recognises the craftsmanship used in the rescue of the Montagu Monuments in St Edmund’s Church, Warkton, Northamptonshire.

They were severely deteriorated but Skillington Workshop, under the direction of project manager Paul Wooles, successfully restored them during a year’s work.

Managing director Dr David Carrington said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for an Angel Award.”

Voting closes on August 16 and to support Skillington go to: http://historicengland.org.uk/news-and-features/angel-awards/shortlist-2015/

Dr Carrington added: “The Montagu Monuments were a really special and historically significant project to be involved in and the hard work and dedication of all those involved has paid off in more ways than we could have possibly imagined.

“There’s a real sense of excitement for all of us here at Skillingtons.”

Skillington Workshop was founded in the village of Skillington in 1997.

The company has grown and developed to become one of the UK’s leading building conservation, restoration and repair companies, moving to larger premises in Grantham as the business expanded.

Its craftspeople have worked on many nationally prestigious projects, including the Houses of Parliament, Audley End and Wrest Park as well as more locally-based work such as Harlaxton College and Stoke Rochford Hall.


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