The 14th century Holy
Trinity Church was built in the late Perpendicular Gothic style and stands proud
on a hill at the north end of the village of Long Melford in Suffolk. This quintessential
English village however, like many others, has not escaped the lure of those
seeking to make a few pounds by any means, and unfortunately the Grade I Listed
church was subjected to vandalism when metal thieves targeted the original lead
Due to financial
constraints when it came to replacing the gutters a cost effective alternative
was required and this needed approvals from English Heritage due to the church’s
listed status. The Cascade cast iron style rainwater system was chosen as the
best replacement with its heritage features and offering all the benefits of
modern plastics with low maintenance and cost effectiveness.
For this project 105mm round downpipes and windowed Gothic style
hoppers were chosen to fit with the period and style of Holy Trinity Church and
will ensure that the ancient stonework of this heritage building is protected
from roof rainwater run-off for many more years to come.