Leicester Cathedral - January 2015
Posted by Yuli Lee / 15th January 2015

Leicester Cathedral - January 2015

Visit to Site - 14th January 2015

After a brief moment of panic for everybody, it becomes clear that the excessive colour variation to the Ancaster Weatherbed slabs (see the little triangle visible in the photo) is due to different moisture content as a result of varied storage conditions  - some inside and some outside - over Christmas. The inlaid dark Kilkenny circles look very crisp and the scale and colour of the slabs looks great in the crossing  - fit for the new Sanctuary at the heart of the Cathedral. 

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With the Chancel Screen being reassembled finally the new spaces begin to be apparent; the Sanctuary under the crossing, the Ambulatory and the Chapel of Christ the King at the east end. Here the main east beam of the screen is being slowly lifted into position by FWA’s joiners using a block and tackle supported by the scaffolding towers

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In the Ambulatory the red sandstone flooring is being laid around the vault for Richard III. The floorbox positions are spot-on as intended in the sandstone slabs.