Clopton Chapel Restoration

In 2012, the Friends funded a major conservation project in the Clopton Chapel, which had last been worked on in the 1890s.

The wax applied to the alabaster surface had discoloured and darkened, so the main job of the conservators was to remove this and to clean the dirt from the marble and the painted surfaces. This required the use of a number of different techniques all applied with great care and concentration. The results have transformed the Chapel's appearance, so that the full glory of the monuments is now visible again.

In addition, the conservators discovered a number of small sections that had fallen from the monuments and these were reinstated.