conical treatment of brick steps at the angle of a terrace.
Designed by Sir John Baker.The whole design is admirable, leading
the eye, from whatever angle seen at, to some feature of irregular
building beyond. the use of brick could not be better illustrated.
The slight unevenness and innumerable flat surfaces of the bricks
give a rich gradation of colour and tone.
This image shows the first section to be rebuilt of the conical
steps. At the moment there is not a picture to show them completed
due to them being covered up for the winter.
The bricks on these steps have failed due to frost
damage, caused by them being rebuilt in the turn of the century
using cement mortar instead of lime.
Once again the steps at Chilham have been damage by frost, as
the soft brick have decade due to the fact that they re-built
in the turn of the century with cement mortar.
steps have been rebuilt in Lambs Bricks using NHL5 lime mortar,
giving the effect as described above.
All the rebuilding of these steps could have been avoided if when
they rebuilt at the turn of the century, the correct traditional
method of using lime mortar. But at that time cement was a remarkable
new material that was over taking the use of lime.
The image show a new path at Higham Hall the original path was
taken up as brick had rotted sprawled also the path had started
to lift. It was re laid re- using the old bricks with were re-cut
so maxi um amount of old bricks were not wasted which were mixed
with new pavers. Brick flower pots were rebuilt and recapped replacing
bricks where needed.
This shows the first section to be rebuilt of the conical steps.
At the moment there is not a picture to show them completed due
to them being covered up for the winter.