Conservation and Discovery: Peterborough Cathedral Nave Ceiling

Peterborough Cathedral nave ceiling and related structures, edited by Jackie Hall and Susan M Wright. Published 2015. This richly illustrated and scholarly volume recounts our current understanding of the unique 13th century wooden ceiling in the nave.
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Much of what we know about the nave ceiling came directly from the conservation programme of 1998 to 2003. This book documents the cleaning and repair process together with the many new discoveries it generated about the ceiling and other structures. It includes essays by the Cathedral Architect at the time, Julian Limentani, and by Cathedral Archaeologist Jackie Hall.

The contributors are:

Foreword - Charles Taylor, Dean of Peterborough

The conservation project - Gillian Lewis, Julian Limentani

The wooden roof and ceiling structures - Hugh Harrison

The decorative paint - Richard Lithgow, with Helen Howard

Art-historical study - Paul Binski

Documentary research - Jackie Hall, Tim Halliday, +Donald Mackreth

Environmental survey and monitoring - Tobit Curteis

Metric survey - Paul Bryan

The masonry building - +Donald Mackreth

Paint analysis - Jane Davies, Helen Howard, Ioanna Kakoulli

Tree-ring dating - Cathy Tyers, Ian Tyers

Bayesian analysis of the tree-ring dating results - Jackie Hall

Additional text and editors - Jackie Hall, Susan M Wright


Published by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) 2015