The Leaves of Southwell Project Updates

1: The Leaves of Southwell

1: The Leaves of Southwell

September 18, 2020

There are some exciting changes afoot in the 13th Century Chapter House as part of a conservation project at Southwell Minster. Click the photo for more.

2: Archaeological finds

2: Archaeological finds

September 25, 2020

Members of Southwell Community Archaeology Group have been busy sieving through the rubble which was found under the floor of the Chapter House. They have found an eclectic mix of artefacts… Click on the photo to find out more.

Green Man competition

Green Man competition

September 30, 2020

We’ve had some superb entries into our Green Man competition, inspired by the C13th carvings in the Chapter House. Click on the photo for more

3: Groundworks

3: Groundworks

October 2, 2020

Work has been going on inside and outside the Minster as part of the Leaves of Southwell Project. Click on the photo to find out more.

5: The effect of water on sandstone

5: The effect of water on sandstone

October 23, 2020

Monitoring water levels and its effect on sandstone forms an important part of this project. Click on the photo to find out more.

6: Underfloor heating

6: Underfloor heating

October 30, 2020

Underfloor heating has gone into the Chapter House for the first time in its history. Click on the photo to find out more.

7: External lighting

7: External lighting

November 6, 2020

Low-voltage LED lights are being installed to light up the exterior of the building, and to illuminate the paths. Click on the photo to find out more.

8: ‘Art from Waste’ installation

8: ‘Art from Waste’ installation

November 13, 2020

A special art project, using recycled materials and involving local school children has been launched as part of the project. Click on the photo to find out more.

9: Underfloor heating

9: Underfloor heating

November 19, 2020

Underfloor heating going in in the Chapter House at Southwell Minster. Click on the photo to find out more.

10: Relaying the stone floor

10: Relaying the stone floor

November 27, 2020

Relaying the 1,500 piece stone floor ‘jigsaw’ of the Chapter House at Southwell Minster. Click on the photo to find out more.

11: Tree planting

11: Tree planting

December 4, 2020

Planting new trees in the Palace Gardens – part of The Leaves of Southwell project. Click on the photo to find out more.

12: Research & Design into new interpretation materials

12: Research & Design into new interpretation materials

December 11, 2020

One of the key elements of the Leaves of Southwell project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund is the research and design of a suite of new interpretation materials for visitors. Click on the photo to find out more.

15: The Chapter House gets some 21st century luxuries

15: The Chapter House gets some 21st century luxuries

January 22, 2021

We can begin to see our lovely Chapter House being restored to its former glory, but with some new 21st Century luxuries, all designed to improve conservation, access and visitor experience. Click the photo for more.

16: Craftsmanship

16: Craftsmanship

January 29, 2021

A look at what the workmen get up to on this fascinating project. Click the photo for more.

The Green Man poem

The Green Man poem

February 9, 2021

A poem inspired by the ‘Green Men’ of Southwell Minster’s stunning Chapter House.

18: Lighting installation

18: Lighting installation

February 19, 2021

New lighting has been installed outside Southwell Minster. Click the photo for more.

24: Nearing the end

24: Nearing the end

April 23, 2021

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.

25: Finishing touches and internal lighting

25: Finishing touches and internal lighting

May 4, 2021

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.

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