Project - Waterloo War Memorial
Waterloo Monument is listed grade II. The monument was erected 1816 by brothers Robert and John Holt (of Bispham Hall) to commemorate victory at the battle of Waterloo (June 1815). This battle, to which it is dedicated, commemorates the defeat of Napoleon.
The monument consists of a stone obelisk on an inscribed stone plinth. The structure is capped with a ball finial. The grounds of Bispham Hall are now cared for by the Scout Association who look after the surrounding woodland and use the site for camps, ceremonies and activities.
Ferrous cramps used to secure the stones had corroded and split some of the stone work. The corroding cramps had also jacked the stone above and caused the distortion, which accelerated as the joint opened.
Our role: Jubb Clews Ltd. were appointed to design and project manage the repair works, and support our Client in claiming the grant aid from War Memorials Trust.
We were also commissioned by Historic England to produce a case study on monument repair.
Client: Waterloo Monument Group
Conservation Structural Engineer: : Ian Wier of Blackett-Ord Conservation Engineering
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