The Basildon Blog

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Problem Photos

Front facade of Basildon Park, stone discoloured on sides of ionic columns and pediment, crumbling on columns and lichens growing

These photographs show the effects of time, weather and organisms on the stonework at Basildon Park. In many places the stone is discoloured and crumbling. You can see yellow Lichen - a fungus that lives on the stone, in many places.

Lichens growing on the stone portico - appear as yellow moss Pediment at front of Basildon Park, discoloured by weather over a period of time

South Pavillion, large chunks of stone missing around windows