Daedalus

Daedalus in the company of angels

12 December 2013

Earlier this year Daedalus Conservation was appointed as main contractor to carry out extensive conservation and re-modelling of the Grade 1 listed All Saints Church in Kingston-upon-Thames, to transform the Church into a revitalised centre for heritage and community at the heart of Kingston.  Having successfully completed the first phase of works to the Choir Vestry D├Ždalus are now undertaking the second phase of works which includes the reordering and redecoration of the Nave and Aisles. 

Until now the impressive timber roof structure of All Saints Church has been one of its hidden glories.  The combination of poor lighting and dreary decoration meant that few visitors noticed the wonderful carved angels and decorative pierced panels.  Now, as part of the works, the angels are being gilded and some of the timbers painted along with the repair and re-glazing of the Clerestory windows to bring light and splendour to this glorious space.  

To see the early results of the work undertaken by Daedalus (the full effect will not be apparent until ASK have its new lighting scheme in place) visit www.whereenglandbegan.co.uk