We wish to thank all those who have helped with our archival research:

John Bevan, Anthony Geraghty, the Guildhall Library, Peter Guillery, Matthew Hunter, Ralph Hyde, the Lewisham Local History Centre, the Plaisterers Livery Company, Chris Mayo, Beryl Platt, Frank Salmon, Anne Saunders, Christine Stevenson, Alfred Wood, Giles Worsley, David Yeomans.

We are greatly indebted to Bob Boone.



Design Team




The Heritage Lottery Fund

Gordon and Margaret MacKeith

English Heritage

The Merchant Taylors’ Company

The London Borough of Lewisham

The Blackheath Historic Buildings Trust

Various London Livery Companies

Numerous local people

The Blackheath Historic Buildings Trust trustees:

Sir Ian Mills (Chair), Sir Geoffrey Chipperfield (vice-chair), Tim Barnes QC, Charles Batchelor, Julia Maynard, Penny Jonas, Sir David Nicholas

Architecture/design: Research Design (Madeleine Adams, Fran Balaam, Rosie Hervey, Charlie MacKeith)

Contract administrator: Rickards Conservation

Structure: John Mason and Partner

Cost control: The Tom Lucas Partnership

Project management: Terry Doyle

CDM co-ordinator: MacKeith Dickinson and Partners

Archaeology: Pre-Construct Archaeology

Lighting design: Raylight

Filming: Simon Purins, Age Exchange

Photography: Tim Crocker

Main contractor: HJ Johnston & Son

Brickwork and joinery: HJ Johnston & Son; tile roofing, hanging and leadwork: Richards Roofing: blacksmithed windows: Don Barker; fibrous plaster: Coles; plaster: Advanced Plaster Services; steelwork: Baxter Ironworks; stonework: PAYE; electrical: M&C Electrical; mechanical: Heddonglow; annexe roof: Byfords Roofing; security: Classic Security; fit-out: Gary Capstick; commemorative plaque: Apollo Stained Glass

Products: Purbeck stone: Haysom’s; bricks: Bulmer Brick and Tile; plain tiles: Keymer Tile; lime plasters: St Astier; lime paints: Brewers; chapel lighting: Buschfeld, Precision Lighting; insulation: Thermafleece; annexe windows: Velfac; access ladder: Premier Loft Ladders; worktop: ; paths: Breedon, Leigh on Sea cockle shells; chairs: Orangebox

strip out: Home Improvements; vault repairs: Castlework; testing: Herts and Essex Site Investigations / GP Drains; underpinning: Abbey Pinford; trees: Homegrown Timber


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