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Paignton Church

In 2018 we won the tender to carry out a major renovation of the Church of St John the Baptist, a Grade I listed building at Marldon, near Paignton. The first recorded mention of a church on this site was in the 12th Century, and the present tower was built by William Gilbert in around 1400, whose son Otto built the church we see today, replacing the earlier building in around 1348.

We were delighted to take on this special project, comprising a complete refurbishment of the church, sympathetically enabling the church to be brought into the 21st Century but maintaining all the historic monuments, aspects and ambience of the original building.

The existing timber staircase to the tower was removed and replaced with access via the original tower stone staircase. The floors were taken up, made good and replaced with Devon stone tiles, together with the installation of a completely new heating system and providing disabled wc access.

All historical loose fixtures were removed and stored during the renovation, and special care had to be taken to protect other larger fixtures including the altars, tombs, screens, wall plaques and the historical stained glass windows.

St Johns is now complete and regularly used for services for the local congregation, and we were extremely pleased to be able to be a major player in bringing this beautiful old building back to life.