Santes Fair (Saint Mary’s), Grade II* Church in Dolbenmaen
The standard ffestiniog 20×10 slates on the rear had perished, so good quality reclaimed slate from our private stock was used- this slate came from a job in Dolgellau and we think they originally came from Corris or possibly one of the mines on the Barmouth Coast- The right Welsh slate just keeps on going!
Its also worth noting that we managed to save the very ornate cast iron hopper and downpipes! We are so happy with this job and are thankful to all the partners who helped it happen, especially Ned Scharer from the The Natural Building Centre who always passionately helps with invaluable advice with all things lime. Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd. was used with local grit wash sand for the hot lime mix and 3.5 settings. I’m not sure where the horse hair came from though 😉 Also we’d like to thank David William Reynolds who helped with the internal work, and Snowdonia Natural Slate Products who made the Sun Dial.