The first panels have been removed from our Last Judgement window at the west end of the cathedral, under the tower.
The panels removed have been identified as the weakest in the window and are the most badly damaged. They are located along the bottom of the window, as well as at the very top.
Conservators from Holywell Glass removed the putty and copper wire holding the panels in place. The sections of window were then carefully removed and prepared for transit to an off-site workshop in Wells.
Over the coming weeks, each individual panel will be inspected to assess it’s detail and what is required.
As much of the conservation work as possible on our windows will be done on-site and in-situ – which will enable visitors to see the work up close and learn about the techniques being used.
Work will also be done to look at the stonework surrounding the windows to ensure that any repairs can be undertaken at the same time where possible.
Information about upcoming scaffolding tours and conservator workshops will be announced throughout this work. Details will be available on our main Divine Beauty page when this information is available.
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