Leicester Cathedral - December 2014
Posted by Yuli Lee / 15th December 2014

Leicester Cathedral - December 2014

Visit to Site – 10th December 2014

One of the most evocative artefacts in the Chancel was the memorial slab to Arthur Brandon, with brass and enamel cross and lettering, designed by his brother Raphael Brandon who was the architect most responsible for the Victorian reordering of the Church. When the chancel floor was lifted the degree of cracking in the ledger was apparent, as was the fact that it was fixed firmly to the concrete slab. Having been removed, with concrete slab and all, it was great to see it returned after the delicate conservation work and rebacking carried out by James Elliott’s workshop.

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View to the east window onto Chapel of Christ the King where the relaying of the reused flooring is commencing. This proves to be a quite time consuming task requiring FWA’s stone masons to choose and sometimes amend stones to fit around ledger slabs and the new floor boxes.