Cannon | MacInnes

Crichton Memorial Church

Dumfries
2012
Ashleigh Construction

This beautiful monochrome window was designed and made by Oscar Paterson. The soft sandstone was deteriorating and the window had to be completely removed for new stones to be carved and installed. Full conservation of the window was undertaken at the same time.

Crichton Memorial Window

Detail

Crichton Memorial Window

Unfortunately most of the on-site work was done over winter

Crichton Memorial Window

Each panel was carefully removed, numbered, wrapped, and taken back to the studio for restoration.

Crichton Memorial Window

Each panel was really not in good condition. Most had to be completely re-leaded.

Crichton Memorial Window

Other panels only required partial re-leading, or glass replacement in-situ. There were over 70 panels to restore in four months.

Crichton Memorial Window

The weather for installing the windows hadn't improved.

Crichton Memorial Window

The restored windows were re-installed into the new stonework using new non-ferrous T bars and lime-mortar.

Crichton Memorial Window

 

 

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