Westminster Abbey’s Chapter House

Dozens of newly-carved stone heads created as part of a £3 million restoration project were unveiled at Westminster Abbey’s famous Chapter House in May 2010.

The Chapter House, one of London’s oldest buildings and once a meeting place for the early House of Commons in medieval times, has undergone a major repair and conservation project led by English Heritage.

A team of 20 master carvers and stonemasons have been cleaning, repairing and conserving badly-weathered gargoyles, stone floral friezes, flying buttresses and stained glass windows over an 18 month period.

Master Carver Simon Smith is featured in the video from The Telegraph.

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