Ward & Co - established 1995Graham O’Hare

Graham O’Hare

Career Path

Professional Field Archaeologist for 10 years, mainly in Italy, during which time he moved into stone conservation. Returned to the UK in 1993 working on Salisbury Cathedral. He gained considerable experience of conservation limestone sculpture and architectural details on numerous churches and cathedrals. He was conservation manager at Wells Cathedral for 4.5 years.

Graham’s works include conservation of 8 early sixteenth century statues of saints in niches at St James the Great Church, Talaton, Devon; figures of the Annunciation at the parish church in Cheddar, Somerset, 2 Baroque heraldic sculptures on the Eltz Palace, Vukovar, Croatia and 23 churchyard monuments at Leighterton and Boxwell. He is joint secretary Gloucesterhire Regional Group SPAB.

He has undertaken an extensive and varied range of projects since joining Ward & Co in 2000.

Rewarding Projects in Recent Times

Church of St Birinus, Dorchester-On-Thames. Won an award from Oxford Preservation Trust for conservation repairs. This involved repairing and consolidating all of the external stone sculptures to a very high standard.

Graham O’Hare
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• BA (Hons) Archaeology, Lancaster

• M.Phil Archaeology, Lancaster

• P.G Dip Architectural Stonework Conservation (Distinction), Bournemouth

• CSCS Site Manager


• Architectural Stone Conservator

• Lime based repairs to Stone Sculpture

• Modelling and pointing Lime Mortar

• Masonry

• Repairs to war damaged sculptures in Croatia

• Communication skills – fluent in 3 languages