One Cathedral, Two Shrines: the Restoration of the Shrine of St Amphibalus

This summer, visitors to St Albans Cathedral will have the chance to see the medieval shrine of St Amphibalus restored to its former glory. Located near to the shrine of St Alban, it is the first time in centuries that the Cathedral’s two medieval shrines can be appreciated together in their fully restored grandeur. St... Continue Reading →

All Saints North Street: Stained Glass Window Restoration and Preservation – Part 1

As life in the UK at the start of 2021 cruises quietly from one sombre month to another under lockdown 3.0, I expect that such a genuinely exciting piece of heritage news as the beginning of a major restoration project to preserve some of our country's best surviving medieval stained glass may have been lost... Continue Reading →

Guest Blog: St. Thomas Porch, Salisbury Cathedral

Text and images kindly contributed by Steve Dunn (15.07.2020). All images are the author’s own unless stated. Figure 6. credit here [accessed 15.07.2020]. St. Thomas Porch - Salisbury Cathedral Gone but not forgotten Figure 1. Salisbury Cathedral. At the consecration of Salisbury Cathedral on the 28th April 1258 the assembled dignitaries must have viewed the... Continue Reading →

Lost Churches of York: St. Mary-ad-Valvas

A lot of valuable research continues to inform our understanding of settlement and activity in the pre-Conquest city, but generally very little is known about the early churches in the central area of York. In the later 11th century York began to flourish and by c.1100 the number of new ecclesiastical foundations was well on... Continue Reading →

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