The Priory Church Bolton Abbey

Light Perceptions

Built: C12th, C14th & C16th
Listed: Grade I
Simon Jenkins: ★★★★
Project Type: Interior Relighting Project
Project cost: circa £110,000 ex VAT & Fees
Completed: July 2016
Case Study No: 3504

The Priory Church at Bolton Abbey sits in the beautiful surroundings of the Bolton Abbey Estate owned by the Duke of Devonshire.  The current Church occupies what was only the nave of the once grand mediaeval Priory complex and sits amongst the ruins.  This is still one of the finest buildings of its age in the north of England.

The church is one of the most visited sites in this part of the country and benefits from the generosity of its many pilgrims and visitors as well as the thriving congregation.

The new lighting system replaces old sodium floodlighting which lit the church with a dull orange glow for decades.  High level LED spotlighting, fitted to the nave tie beams provides a generous general illumination across the nave and sanctuary whilst uplights mounted on the window ledges highlight decorated ceiling details.

Posted On: October 31, 2016