Lime in historic buildings

23 April 2018

Learn why lime is used in historic buildings and find out how in this one-day workshop lead by experienced Conservation Architect James Innerdale.  

This one-day workshop will cover the theory of why and how lime is used in historic buildings, including:

  • Why we use lime and the different types of lime
  • Specifications and choosing the right lime
  • How to mix and repoint with lime mortars
  • Plasters and rough cast renders
  • Lime wash and other suitable paint finishes.

About the tutor

James Innerdale is an experienced Conservation Architect and trainer, specialising in the repair, conservation and adaptation of historic buildings. He deals with as aspects of historic building project management, clients including domestic home owners, places of worship and the National Trust. James has also provided heritage skills training for a range of organisations including Historic England, The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), Cumbria Action for Sustainability, the North of England Civic Trust, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Courses include training for homeowners, building professionals and contractors, including presentations and practical demonstrations as well as walk and talks.

  • Location: Colt Park Barn, Chapel-le-Dale, near Ribblehead LA6 3JF 
  • Course Dates: 23 April 2018
  • Cost: £10 - subsidised by Stories in Stone 
  • Booking: For further information and booking please contact or visit 

This course is subsidised through Stories in Stone, a four-year programme of community and heritage projects that has been developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. You can find out more about the Stories in Stone project here

For more conservation-related courses and jobs please

Conservation, Course, Talks & Presentations

Booking Details

For further information and booking please contact or visit