Leicester Cathedral - September 2014
Posted by Kate Withstandley / 17th September 2014

Leicester Cathedral - September 2014

Visit to Site - 17th September 2014

The chancel screen is nearly all dismantled and wrapped ready to go off site to its (environmentally controlled) storage, with just the south arch remaining.


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The setting out for the new spaces axes and levels is established on the walls in each space

 Detailed discussions on site about how best to lift Arthur Brandon’s ledger slab, a beautiful piece of brass and enamel inlaid stone (designed by his brother Raphael Brandon who was the architect responsible for much of the Victorian remodelling of the church). This is very cracked, and clearly has been bedded to the concrete slab in the 1920s. Removing it will irreparably damage it. It is decided to cut the slab around it and lift it with its concrete backing attached, so this can be removed in a specialist workshop.