York Minster – Stone & Glass Repairs

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As Surveyor of the Fabric for York Minster, Andrew Arrol is overseeing a range of projects both for the Minster itself and for other properties in the precinct, such as the fifteenth-century St William’s College, which now acts as a conference centre and restaurant.

The repair and conservation of the Great East window glass is a five year long project that sits alongside the East Front stonework repair process. The work is highly specialised and requires expert knowledge of history, technique and conservation philsophy. The Great East window is the largest medieval window in Britian and is bigger than a tennis court.

The repair of The East Front stonework is a major five year long HLF funded project, which has now reached the half way stage, and just recieved a top national award for stone conservation and craftsmanship.