The Story So Far

Work started in 2019 with the erection of scaffolding to the south side of the quire for the re-roofing works. In June of 2020, work moved inside and the Chapter House conservation work began. There have been two teams of specialist builders working on the project, Heritage Conservation Restoration (HCR) were responsible for the roof works, while Croft are on site working on the Chapter House and the garden. It is anticipated that work will move outside by the end of 2020.

Behind the scenes, the project team, which includes Architects, Archaeologists, Minster staff, quantity surveyors, designers and project managers, is working together to ensure that the project is a success and reaches out to the community with opportunities to hear about the works as they progress and that there is a lasting legacy for the future. We are busy documenting and evaluating the work as it progresses, capturing its development for the future.

The Leaves Project Updates

29: National Volunteers’ Week

29: National Volunteers’ Week

June 4, 2021

It’s National Volunteers’ Week and we want to take time to thank all our amazing volunteers who have contributed to the Leaves of Southwell project so far. Click photo for more

27: Let there be light!

27: Let there be light!

May 21, 2021

The new external lighting is up and running at Southwell Minster. Click photo for more.

Previous Events

Listening to the Leaves talk: view video

Listening to the Leaves talk: view video

March 23, 2021

The latest in the series of Leaves of Southwell online talks. Join two of our Minster Stewards as they explore what the Leaves of Southwell can teach us about medieval life in England when the Chapter House was built. Click on the photo to find out more and view the recording.

Carved in Stone talk: view video

Carved in Stone talk: view video

March 9, 2021

The latest in the series of Leaves of Southwell online talks. Cassie Harrington explores the iconography of Green Men during the High Gothic period. Click on the photo to find out more and view the recording.

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Seasons of Celebration

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Seasons of Celebration

Seasons of Celebration

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Events and Outreach

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