Leicester Cathedral - September 2014
Posted by Yuli Lee / 10th September 2014

Leicester Cathedral - September 2014

Visit to Site - 10th September 2014

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Within the cathedral a picture of the chancel screen form the backdrop to the temporary altar.



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The vault discovered is fully exposed and the discussion starts as to how best to treat it. It is at a considerably lower level than we need for Richard IIIs tomb, so discussions with Price and Myers, our structural engineers, focus on ways of reducing its height and bridging over it



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The whole upper part of the chancel screen has been successfully removed and the joiners are now dismantling the main arches, nodding ogees and vaulted ceilings.



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Removal of the chapter house panelling reveals the extent of damage to the bases of the sandstone piers, with rising damp and salt attack eroding the bases, particularly at the north east crossing pier. Need to review the scope of repairs with the cathedral architect, Ian Salisbury, and the Fabric Advisory Committee when they next meet in early October.