week the site meeting coincides with the October meeting of the Fabric Advisory
Committee, who come to site to view the full scale design mock-up of the tomb, discuss the appropriate extent of stonework repairs and
the satisfy themselves that the new cable routes proposed minimise damage to
the historic fabric and visual impact.
have a good meeting with the FAC, with the committee approving the full scale
mock-up of the tomb, samples of its finish on the Swaledale and Kilkenny
stones, the joints to be used in the plinth construction and the lettering
sample by Gary Breeze. With some minor changes to dimensions we are OK to
proceed to manufacture. FAC agree with our cable routes and after discussion we
decide that the damage to the bases of the piers and the fixing holes left by
the joinery fixings needs to be repaired, but
that where the stone string course and corbel were cut back this is to
remain as is.
vault is uncovered at the east end, so we start discussing how to best
the joiners use the cleared part of the site to sort out and repair the
panelling’s crest moulding which will be retained in the new ambulatory