As you will all be aware the National Heritage Lottery Fund Eastern Cloister Project is in full swing and, as expected, there will be a certain amount of disruption for those using the Cloisters. I J Preece have joined us on site this week and we will be sharing updates about the project as it progresses. This should hopefully explain what is happening as we move along and we will also share news about some of the exciting projects that are running alongside the building works!

  • The broken slabs in the Cloister are almost all up and have been replaced with wooden boards, which will remain in place until the archaeological study. After the study has been completed, new and recycled slabs will be fitted. 
  • There are still some areas of the path which need to be lifted including the concrete from the car park to Custos House, the slabs outside the kitchen and the concreate outside the entrance to College Hall. This work will begin from Monday 8 July and, as some will need to be removed with a pneumatic drill, may be a little noisy and dusty! 
  • The majority of the areas within the Cloisters will remain accessible during these works but you may have to use a slightly different route to get to them.

We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused during these works but are very excited to be able to start on this project which will improve access to the Cloisters and enable more people to experience this beautiful area.


Did You Know?

Last weekend, Sarah Hollingdale and Abby Jones spent their Saturday at Castle Green’s Summer Fair talking to people about the Eastern Cloisters Project. Lots of people weren’t really aware that the cloisters existed and were interested to hear more about their history and the upcoming works.

This project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other donors, to find out more about the project, please click here.