St Albans Cathedral, St Albans
St Albans
The stonework interior of the 14th Century Lady Chapel of St Albans Cathedral was cleaned using conservative techniques, the work concentrating on the 19th Century stone vaulting and wall arcading which had acquired a hundred years of dirt. Cleaning techniques included use of a proprietary latex compound over the large plain areas, while hand-swabbing the delicate carving. A careful balance in tone between plain, carved and medieval surfaces was achieved by the conservator. The older wall surfaces, especially the window reveals, exhibit fragments of brightly coloured medieval decoration, and have been recorded and partly conserved. Re-pointing, repairs and localised lime consolidation have also been carried out.
Client:  The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban
Contract Value: £68,000