Acanthus carry out restoration and conservation to stonework on historic buildings.

We also design, carve and make new features for contemporary architecture.

Sketch of Capital

Portland Stone Capital


Capstone and double window arch replaced


This badly fractured and eroded capstone was replaced with a newly designed and carved capital. Iron cramps which had caused the stone to split were replaced with stainless steel.


Newly carved grotesque fixed into new stringcourse.
Original badly eroded grotesque shown bottom right.


This badly eroded capstone and arch was fully restored with newly carved masonry in a matching stone and fixed with a suitable lime mortar.


Replacement of star design arch


Badly eroded capstone replaced with newly designed and carved capstone.



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