Dorchester Abbey

Light Perceptions

Origins: C11th, Additions C14th, C17th, C19th
Listed: Grade I
Simon Jenkins: ★★★★
Project Type: Interior Relighting Project
Project cost: circa £218,000 ex VAT and fees
Completed: March 2015
Case Study No: 3494

There has been a place of Christian Worship on this site for almost fourteen hundred years. The current building dates back to the 12th century (the lead font is from 1170) but has been extended and adapted throughout its life. William Butterworth was responsible for a major restoration between 1846 and 1853 and designed the Rose Window, more recently the Cloister Gallery was added in the C21st.

Today the Abbey continues as a thriving place of worship and pilgrimage at the heart of its large community. However as the Abbey is the largest public building in South Oxfordshire it is also a popular venue for concerts and recitals of various types.

Posted On: September 15, 2017