Restored to Glory

Restored to Glory

The West Front of St George’s Chapel

Throughout the centuries, the College has witnessed a cycle of major restoration of its buildings. Our current restoration programme is the most recent of these, and already much has been achieved.

Three phases of external repair have been carried out on the Chapel.This work has included stone, glass and sculpture conservation and cleaning, and has restored these exteriors to their original beauty. Internal work in the Chapel has included such projects as the conservation cleaning of the Bray and Rutland Chantries and the replacement of an old and unreliable sound system. Skilled carpenters have repaired the ancient bell frame in the Curfew Tower, and work has begun on the magnificent lead roofs around the College.

Refurbishment of the many domestic buildings has commenced, and although probably the least glamorous of projects, the renewal and rationalisation of services such as gas and electricity will have one of the biggest and most beneficial impacts for the College.

It is a tremendous achievement so far, and over the coming years work will continue to ensure the future of these historic buildings.

Roxanne Hardie

The King's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.