From April 2015 Trinity’s chapel will be undergoing an extensive programme of renovation and restoration.
In 2010 a report into the state of the chapel revealed that the exquisite Grinling Gibbons carvings, the plasterwork and the paintings were in need of particular attention, alongside a comprehensive programme of cleaning. The organ will be refurbished as part of the programme of works. Works to stabilise the deteriorated stonework on the east wall and deal with problems of damp were undertaken in 2013.
Work has continued steadily over the last weeks of summer, concentrated principally on the cleaning and restoration of the plasterwork and woodwork. Alan Lamb and his team, undertaking the work on the carvings and panelling, are working on site as well as on those carvings that have been removed to his workshop. Work continues in York on the Isaac Williams window, and in Melton Mowbray on the organ.
Update four – posted 7 September 2015