The hall was built in 1097 under William II and was completed two years later. It was by far the largest hall in England, and probably in Europe at that time, covering a length of almost four cricket pitches end-to-end
DBR Leadwork carried out the recording and careful removal of the sand cast lead coverings to the Hall’s Fleche. The substrate was repaired and in some areas reconfigured to provide improved detailing and rainwater disposal. The salvaged lead was recast and installed to the Fleche including the installation of cast crockets which had been carefully removed, catalogued, cleaned and subsequently installed. One of the challenging aspects of the project was carrying out in-situ welding under the strict regimes of fire safety and hot works permits required on the Parliamentary Estate.
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