Old St Helen’s, Ore Place, Hastings TN34 2LR
The ruins of Old St Helen’s Church, an Ancient Monument, was awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant to enable the tower and walls to be stabilised, conservation and consolidation of the churchyard with its 80 tombs, conserve and develop the site as a woodland park and wildflower area, for future community, educational use and public viewing. The project was managed by Sussex Heritage Trust.
Submitted by the owners: Hastings Borough Council
Project Manager: James Risbridger, Rushlake Green, Heathfield TN21 9QH
Architect: Richard Crook RIBA, John D Clarke Architects, West Terrace, Eastbourne BN21 4QX
Contractors: Simon Robinson, Heritage Stone Restorations Co Ltd. 1-7 The Parade, Sidcup, Kent DA15 7JN
Structural Engineers: Steve Harkness, H T Partnership, The Barn, Keens Lodge, Little Horsted TN22 5TT
Others: Peter Mortimer, Sussex Badger Consultancy, 28 Vicarage Drive, Eastbourne BN20 8AP, English Heritage, Natural England, Hastings Borough Council, Chris Butler Mlfa, Archaeological Services Ltd. Berwick, Polegate BN26 6TB