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Conservation Plan Addington Cemetery - Christchurch City Libraries

Conservation Plan for Addington Cemetery

Currently there is a programme of mowing to keep the graves tidy. This is encouraged, so

long as great care is taken to avoid cutting the grass too close to the ground and/or

damaging the historic fabric of graves. Maintenance associated with heritage fabric

involves

a greater level of care than for non‐heritage fabric.

Historic

trees and shrubs are to be retained, where possible and practical, and it is

recognised that there may be some undermining of graves as a result. Generally, however,

historic

vegetation should be managed to prevent further damage (eg advice should be

sought on cutting back limbs where they are damaging graves). Other trees and shrubs are

to be regularly cut back, or removed where damaging or threatening graves.

Intervention

Policy 3

Stabilisation

Stabilisation

of individual heritage items is undertaken to arrest the process of decay

Stabilisation would include such work as infilling of collapsed graves, applying fisholene to

certain

iron railings, propping up collapsed fences.

Intervention Policy 4

Repair

Required repairs/remedial work is carried out as soon as possible, in accordance with the

priority

rating range from Immediate to Desirable.

Where possible and practical, techniques used for repair should be founded in traditional

technologies. Where modern technologies are employed, every effort should be made for

them to be concealed.

Repair should be carried

out in situ where possible and practical. Monuments/features

should only be removed as an extreme measure if required to undertake conservation work

or protect from serious

harm to people and/or heritage values. Location and parts of

removed fragments

or structures should be carefully recorded to enable return to the

original site as soon as circumstances allow.

Intervention Policy 5

Restoration

Restoration of elements of some headstones, memorials, monuments, vaults/slabs and

railings are carried out, where such

restoration is carried out on the basis of accurate

evidence and where it will enhance heritage values and otherwise prevent deterioration.

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