Freelance Cultural & Heritage Photographer

The Lantern Tower of Westminster Abbey

The original timber model of Sir Christopher Wren’s proposed crossing tower & spire.

It took two years of detailed research & restoration, overseen by consultant Hugh Harrison (specialist in the conservation of joinery & polychromed timber) to unlock its secrets and for his team to restore.

This is the finished model, shown with craftsman Brett Wright, shortly before delivery to Westminster Abbey and its subsequent display in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

‘The Lantern Tower of Westminster Abbey 1060-2010’ by W. Rodwell (ISBN:978-1-84217-979-6) is the authoritative guide to this subject.

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