Rosslyn Castle’s Great Hall roofed again

Written By

Jonathan Walsh

A permanent  roof is now visible over the Great Hall of Rosslyn Castle -  for the first time since 1650.”

13.3.2024 Thinking

This month we have reached a key milestone on our conservation led project at Rosslyn Castle for the Rosslyn Chapel Trust. After over a year of challenges working within such a historic setting, the scaffolding and canopy has begun to be dropped revealing the new roofs over the ‘Great Hall’ and tower. This is the first time these areas have been roofed in over 300 years. Rosslyn Castle was famously attacked at various times in history, including in 1544 during ‘The Rough Wooing’ and in November 1650 by Cromwell’s troops under General Monk.


The Rosslyn Chapel Trust commissioned Page\Park to develop a scheme of repair and conservation works to the East Range, reintegrating the ruinous parts of the castle with a new roof, transforming the external courtyard space into new living and bedroom areas.

Internally the roof is expressed by Douglas Fir structural elements, complimenting the tonal qualities of the original stone walls which will be left exposed, maintaining the historic appearance of the historic hall.

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