Recclesia’s Heritage Consultancy team have provided specialist services on a vast range of projects for organisations such as English Heritage, Cadw, Historic Scotland, The National Trust, The Palace of Westminster, The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and The HMS Victory Preservation Trust.
The Recclesia stained glass studio is one of the most capable and experienced in the UK. Working from purpose-built workshops in Chester, our team of glass conservators, lead workers, glass artists, designers, historians and archivists are some of the most talented people working in this highly specialist field.
Recclesia are probably best known for their expertise in the conservation and repair of historic building stones alongside the production of new architectural masonry for use in both historic building repair works and new projects. Stonemasonry is at the heart of our business and the projects we undertake.
Centuries of exposure to the weather and the loss of the spandrels to the clerestory windows had left the soft sandstone voussior stones particularly exposed. Although an attempt had been made in the past to protect these less durable areas of masonry with lead cloaking this had proven unsuccessful. As such, rain water was becoming […]
Throughout the 12th and 13th centuries castles were built across North Wales by Englishmen and Welshmen alike, to act as fortresses for military, political, and social domination of the areas they commanded. Rhuddlan, one such castle, was constructed in the 13th Century in a concentric form (walls within walls), and as with most ruinous castles, […]
Constructed between 1905 and 1910, the Town Hall stands as a fine example of an Edwardian Baroque public building. The aim of the scheme seeks to alter and refurbish the existing building to create a modern, bright, open working environment to accommodate various teams and services. Whilst the majority of the works are internal, extensive […]
Stationed at the edge of Chester city centre, stands Chester Castle. The history and importance of this location is perhaps no longer noticed by the hundreds of shoppers, tourists and businessmen who pass by its gates every day, but this building has played a pivotal role in the history of the UK. The first castle, […]
We pride ourselves on our informed and knowledgeable staff, many of whom have academic as well as hands-on training in their specialist fields. As such we are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Sinkova to the Stained Glass team. Elizabeth joined us in July as a specialist stained glass worker, with a background in architectural and stained […]
Leaded glass is the oldest glazing technique still in production today and is widely used across the world. As a method of glazing and as an artistic medium, leaded glass is both extremely versatile at the same time as being functional and durable. Given the right conditions leaded glass can and does last for hundreds […]
If English Heritage had existed in the 1700s, Wervin Chapel would almost certainly have been on the at risk register even then. Having stood since before the 1200s as a chapel of ease to the Abbey of St Werburgh’s in Chester, the chapel was deconsecrated in the eighteenth century and was very quickly robbed of […]