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 Boss covered in 1950's paint

Boss covered in 1950's paint

 Underlying paint layers revealed upon removal of top layer

Underlying paint layers revealed upon removal of top layer

Winchester Cathedral – Presbytery Roof Bosses

Listing Status:  Grade 1

NCA worked with McNeilage Conservation and Hugh Harrison to assess the scope of work for the decorative bosses to the underside of the Presbytery Vault. The decorative bosses were in a poor condition and had been concealed by a layer of white paint. Following the project receiving a HLF Stage 1 pass in May 2012, NCA worked with McNeilage Conservation to carry out a programme of repair and conservation which involved the careful removal of the 1950’s white paint and conservation of the early 16th Century paint. The works also involves a programme of repair to the timber boards behind. 

The lead roof over the presbytery was taken off, recast and relaid. A substantial temporary roof was craned into place to facilitate the works. 

 

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