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Rosslyn Chapel & Chapel Precinct Conservation

Rosslyn Chapel & Chapel Precinct Conservation

Key Facts

Forensic repair of stonework and roof works for the Rosslyn Trust

Project Info

Repair and conservation of Rosslyn Chapel (made even more famous through Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code” book and film – which included on location filming at Rosslyn Chapel) including 5 years of specialist stone conservation, stained glass conservation, new district heating system and addition of lead to roofs which were originally stone but which were porous and saturated giving rise to extreme dampness and moss and algae growth internally. The challenge was to ensure the long-term integrity of this much-visited but very small medieval chapel on the edge of Edinburgh but in a rural setting close to Rosslyn Castle. Full restoration of precinct and precinct boundaries. In response to the pressure of a significant increase in international and domestic visitors, the wider project included a new building in the immediate context of the Chapel as a reception point for visitors.

Consultants

Structural Engineer: Peter Elliot & Company
M&E Engineer: Harley Hadow Partnership
Landscape Architect: Ian White Associates
Contractor: Nicolas Boyes Stone Conservation
Photographer: Andrew Lee
Stone Consultants: Nicolas Boyes Stone Conservation
Stained Glass Consultant & Conservator: Mark Bambrough
AOC Archaeology: Archaeologists