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
Notts TV recently filmed an episode of their popular history programme Rediscovering Notts at Southwell Minster and you can view it here.
Our popular series of talks based on the Leaves of Southwell returns.
Join an international team of expert speakers to explore a vast array of fascinating topics including:
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
Local school, Magnus CoE, given a sneak preview of the almost finished conservation works! Click photo for more
The new external lighting is up and running at Southwell Minster. Click photo for more.
We had an amazing response to our photo competition earlier in the year, the standard was truly incredible – thanks to all who entered! Click the photo for more
Work has now progressed to the Palace Gardens. Click photo for more.
The Leaves of Southwell project nears completion as finishing touches are applied, including the testing of the new internal lighting. Click on photo for more.
Work on the Leaves of Southwell project has entered the home straight – after 18 months we’re nearly there! Click on the photo for more.