Conservation and Repair of Architectural Stonework and Sculpture


Nicholas Durnan has over 35 years experience working on the conservation and repair of stonework on cathedrals, churches and historic buildings. After a masonry apprenticeship at Canterbury Cathedral and a diploma in carving at the City and Guilds of London Art School he trained as a sculpture conservator at Wells Cathedral. For most of his career he has worked as a sculpture conservator and conservation consultant.  He has been involved in both these roles for the major repair and conservation programmes of the West Fronts of Wells, Exeter, Salisbury and Peterborough Cathedrals. Nick has taught stone conservation at several institutions in the UK and abroad.

    Nick advocates the importance of preserving not only our tangible heritage (the actual fabric of historic buildings and sculpture) but also our intangible heritage (the craft skills of masonry and stone carving). He sees the survival of both as equally important in the field of cultural preservation.

    See examples of Nick’s alabaster sculpture and limestone carving.

NICHOLASDURNAN    Elm Grove, East Street, Drayton, Langport, Somerset TA10 0JZ    Tel: 0790 8830502

Salisbury Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral